Congrats to Regina Hall for winning the NYFCC’s Best Actress award for her performance in Andrew Bujalski‘s Support The Girls. Which I didn’t bother to see, frankly, because it didn’t seem substantial enough, and because it opened two days before the start of the 2018 Telluride Film Festival.
Nobody and I mean nobody had put Hall’s performance on their Best Actress short list over the last several weeks– the NYFCC honor is totally out of the blue.
Wiki anecdote: “In 2010, at age 40, Hall unsuccessfully tried to become a nun after a bad break-up. Hall had previously wanted to become a nun at the age of 14. She was refused for being too old, as the cut-off age is 39.”