Alana Haim has received Best Actress nods at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice, and BAFTAs for her debut performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Licorice Pizza’. The film follows the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around, and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, in 1973. Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love. Licorice Pizza also took Best Film and Best Director for the year 2021 from the National Board of Review.
“Thank you so much to BAFTA for all of the love that Licorice Pizza received this morning. I’m overwhelmed and so grateful for this recognition. Congratulations to my fellow nominees, I am so honored to be in your company! The UK has always been special to me!” -Alana Haim
In an interview with The Daily UV, Alana Haim discusses her acting, family, and unexpected friendships.
“I had zero expectations,” Haim said in a virtual roundtable interview. “Even when [HAIM] put out albums, we just put out the songs we love and hope that other people like it, but it’s really just for us. Even making [the film], I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing, but hopefully it’s good’ … Everyone that was working on the film was so supportive.”
“I think the thing that I loved about [Alana Kane] the most, which I definitely am the same way, is she’s incredibly protective over the people she loves,” Haim said. “She’s a little frantic, but she rides for her friends and her family, and she is very protective over the people that she cares about. I definitely can see myself in that aspect.”
Haim was also nominated for numerous awards for her role in Licorice Pizza, including Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes and Best Actress at the Critics’ Choice.
Licorice Pizza is available on VOD, Blu-ray on Amazon.