‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is Amplifying Indigenous Voices and the Awards Potential of Lily Gladstone
According to Variety, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is a film that centers on the Indigenous experience, particularly in the context of historical events. Martin Scorsese’s goal with the movie is to amplify the voices of the Osage people who endured these tragic events.
Lily Gladstone’s role in the film has the potential to be recognized on the awards circuit, and her campaign represents a significant milestone with her performance taking center stage.
Indigenous representation in the Academy and major awards has been rare. Only three Indigenous women have been nominated for Best Actress, but they were not from the U.S. With Lily Gladstone leaving the supporting actress category, it’s now wide open for new contenders, possibly including her Indigenous co-stars like Cara Jade Myers.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s High Praise for Lily Gladstone’s Audition in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’
In a Vogue (British) interview, Leonardo DiCaprio praised Lily Gladstone’s audition for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ noting how quickly Martin Scorsese wanted to work with her. DiCaprio said, “I’ve never known Scorsese meet somebody and then immediately afterwards have this gravitational pull and instinct to say, ‘Let’s not wait another minute.’”
‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is Martin Scorsese’s riveting and masterfully crafted fictional adaptation of the bestseller. With its compelling narrative, remarkable direction, and outstanding performances, the film brings to life the harrowing story of the Osage murder epidemic. Read Maxblizz’s full review of the film.
Directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Eric Roth and Scorsese, based on David Grann’s bestselling book. The plot follows, “At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. The wealth of these Native Americans immediately attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted and stole as much Osage money as they could before resorting to murder. Based on a true story and told through the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Gladstone), ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal.”
The film also stars Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Scott Shepherd, and Louis Cancelmi.
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