Oscar's File

Celebrating the best of acting voice for this year's Academy Awards


Penelope Cruz

Parallel Mothers:

“No matter how hard you try to silence it, human history refuses to shut up."
Eduardo Galeano

Nicole Kidman

Being the Ricardos

“You know, I did this show so Desi and I could be together. I had no idea it was going to be a hit." Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman)

Aunjanue Ellis

King Richard

"Remember who you are. Remember where you came from. Stand tall and be proud in that." Oracene Williams

Denzel Washington

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Banquo : "If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not" Act I, Scene of Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1606).

He spoke to three witches who he felt would prophesize what 'seeds' would grow and what would die. He was in fact speaking about people, where the witches prophesized that Macbeth would become King, and King Duncan would die (Enotes 2018).

Abraham Lincoln famously used this quote when Secretary of State William.H. Seward told him that he had to choose between passage of the 13th Amendment or accepting a Confederate peace (University Press of Kansas, 2018).

Judy Dench

Belfast

"What's yours is mine and what's mine is my own." Granny (Belfast)

Ariana Debose

West Side Story

Anita : [singing] "A boy like that, who'd kill your brother? Forget that boy and find another! One of your own kind, stick to your own kind! A boy like that will bring you sorrow - you'll meet another boy tomorrow! One of your own kind, stick to your own kind! A boy who kills cannot love, a boy who kills has no heart! And he's the boy who gets your love, and gets your heart! Very smart, Maria, very smart! A boy like that wants one thing only. And when he's done, he'll leave you lonely! He'll murder your love, he murdered mine! Just wait and see, just wait Maria, just wait and see!"

Benedict Cumberbatch

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog's title is taken, found in the book of Psalms, chapter 22: “Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog."

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Andrew Garfiled

tick, tick...BOOM!

Stephen Sondheim's Critique
"I Think This Is A Musical That Knows Exactly What It Is."

Javier Bardem

Being the Ricardos

"Lucy, I'm Home."

Will Smith

King Richard

"My mom used to say- The strongest, the most powerful, the most dangerous creature on this whole Earth is a woman who knows how to think. ain’t nothing she can’t do." Richard Williams

Jessica Chastain

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Tammy: lips ... are permanently lined.
WOMAN: Oh.
Tammy: And my eyes are permanently lined and my eyebrows are permanently on, so there's not a whole lot you can do. (CHUCKLES)

Jessie Buckley

The Good Daughter

"Peel It Like A Snake. Don't Let It Break."

Olivia Coleman

The Good Daughter

Leda : "I left. When the oldest was seven and the youngest was five, I left. I abandoned them and I didn't see them for three years."

Nina : "What did it feel like without them?"

Leda : "It felt amazing."

Spencer

KFC Employee : "Can I take your order?"

Diana : "Three times chicken, three times fries, two colas and an orange juice, please."

KFC Employee : "And what name is it?"

Diana : "Spencer."

Kirsten Dunst

Rose Gordon : "Well, brother Phil, we had such a nice trip."

Phil Burbank : "I'm not your brother. You're a cheap schemer."

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