Paul Mescal’s reaction to being nominated for best actor and the harsh revelation of his sister

Finally, the moment that all moviegoers around the world have been looking forward to has arrived: Oscar nominations released, which will be on March 12. As is often the case, the list sparked a diverse array of reactions as fans celebrated seeing their favorites, complained about the absence of some films, and were even shocked by the presence of a few others.

Paul Mescal was nominated for an Oscar and his sister captured the moment she found out

Paul Mescal It was placed in the last category since, having risen to fame less than three years ago, it managed to place itself within one of the most coveted categories: the one for Best Actor. said place he won it thanks to his leading role in the film aftersun, where he gives life to a father who spends his last vacation with his daughter. Although the news was a great joy for both him and his loved ones, in the following hours His sister revealed through social networks the hard time they live as a family.

After the 2023 Oscar nominees were announced, Nell Mescal -sister of Paul Mescal- He went to social networks to celebrate, but at the same time share a heartfelt reflection. “Today my mom got a haircut in preparation for her chemotherapy treatment and then Paul was nominated for an Oscar. Life is so crazy”wrote.

Paul Mescal was nominated for an Oscar and his sister revealed the hard time the family is going through

Despite the fact that the family situation is delicate, it was not enough to overshadow the great achievement of the eldest of the brothers. With a video shared on TikTok, Nell recorded the actor’s joy upon learning the incredible news and shared a photo of the moment in which his parents and other relatives celebrated the event through a group video call.

normal people which follows the love story between Marianne and Connell- It was, without a doubt, one of the most outstanding series of 2020. Consequently, the protagonists, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal they made an abrupt rise to fame. In the case of the young Irish actor, this popularity opened doors within the film industry that were previously only a dream.

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Normal People, the series that launched them to fame
Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Normal People, the series that launched them to fame

After the end of the series directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie MacdonaldMescal went on to share the screen with Olivia Colemann in the film the dark daughter and even his name became one of the possible protagonists of gladiator 2.

However, the biggest and least expected recognition he received was the Oscar nomination for Best Actor thanks to his role as Calum in the A24 film, aftersun. According to the synopsis, the work directed by Charlotte Wells is about Sophie, a young woman who “reflects on the joy and melancholy of a vacation she took with her father twenty years before. Real memories of her or not, fill in the blanks of her as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t know.”

Aftersun, the film that earned Paul Mescal an Oscar nomination for Best Actor
Aftersun, the film that earned Paul Mescal an Oscar nomination for Best Actor

Mescal’s interpretation was acclaimed by both the public and critics and earned him a place in the category where he will compete with figures such as Austin Butler (Elvis), Colin Farrel (Inisherin’s Banshees), brendan fraser (The whale) Y Bill Nighy (Living room).

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