Amazon Quiz: Who recently won the Best Actress Oscar for the movie 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye'?
Who recently won the Best Actress Oscar for the movie 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye'?
Answer: Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain won the Best Actress at the 2022 Academy Awards for her role in 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye'. This was her first Oscar win.
She used her acceptance speech to highlight critical societal issues, particularly among the LGBTQIA+ community.
"Right now we're coming out of some difficult times filled with a lot of trauma and isolation, and so many people out there feel hopelessness and they feel alone, and suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. It's touched many families, it's touched mine, especially members of the LGBTQ community who often feel out of place with their peers. We're faced with discriminatory and bigoted legislation sweeping our country with the only goal of further dividing us," she said.
"There is violence and hate crimes being perpetuated on innocent civilians all over the world. In times like this, I think of Tammy, and I'm inspired by her radical acts of love. I'm inspired by her compassion and I see it as a guiding principle that leads us forward, and it connects us all in the desire that we want to be accepted for who we are, for who we love, and to live a life without the fear or violence or terror. For any of you out there who do in fact feel hopeless or alone, I just want you to know that you're unconditionally loved for the uniqueness that is you."
Other nominees in the category were -
Penélope Cruz for Parallel Mothers
Olivia Colman for The Lost Daughter
Nicole Kidman for Being the Ricardos
Kristen Stewart for Spencer
The 94th Academy Awards took place on March 29.