Ariana DeBose could follow in the footsteps of Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for her performance in ‘West Side Story.
Following in the footsteps of Rita Moreno isn’t the worst thing that could happen to you in your professional life.
Ariana DeBose has been nominated for best supporting actress at the Oscars for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story.
In the same role 60 years prior, Moreno danced through the streets of New York City and won an Oscar.
With his 1972 Grammy for children’s album “The Electric Company,” his 1975 Tony for “The Ritz,” and his 1977 and 1978 Emmys for “The Muppet Show” and “The Rockford Files,” Moreno, 90, would go on to achieve EGOT status.
In “The Godfather” and “The Godfather Part II,” Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro won Oscars for their roles as Vito Corleone and the Joker, respectively, while Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix won for their roles as the Joker in “The Dark Knight” and “Joker.”
DeBose said in a statement Tuesday, “My morning walk along the river was extra special today.” “I’m ecstatic about this morning’s news,” I exclaimed.
For “The Lost Daughter,” she will face Jessie Buckley, Judi Dench, Kirsten Dunst, and Aunjanue Ellis at the Oscars, which take place on March 27.