‘The Holdovers’ actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph clinches the Oscar for best supporting actress

Da’Vine Joy Randolph has been awarded the prestigious Academy Award for her outstanding performance as a supporting actress.

On Sunday, Randolph was awarded the Oscar for her outstanding performance as a boarding school head cook who is mourning the loss of her son.

Set in the 1970s, “The Holdovers” introduces a diverse group of individuals with contrasting personalities who find themselves staying at the quiet boarding school over Christmas break. Despite their different backgrounds and reasons for being there, they discover the importance of connection and togetherness.

In the upcoming film, Randolph portrays the character of Mary Lamb, a school cafeteria manager who tragically lost her son in the Vietnam War. Sharing the screen with her are Paul Giamatti, who takes on the role of Paul Hunham, an unpleasant and disliked teacher, and Dominic Sessa, who brings to life the character of Angus Tully, a gifted yet troubled student.

Randolph’s performance in “The Holdovers” has garnered her multiple prestigious awards. She has been honored with a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a Critics Choice Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her exceptional work in the film.

Randolph competed against Emily Blunt in “Oppenheimer,” Danielle Brooks in “The Color Purple,” America Ferrera in “Barbie,” and Jodie Foster in “Nyad” at the Academy Awards.

Randolph not only played a significant role in “The Holdovers,” but she also portrayed the iconic music legend Mahalia Jackson in the film “Rustin,” which has earned Colman Domingo a nomination for best actor.

Randolph becomes part of an exclusive group of fewer than ten Black women who have achieved the prestigious title of Best Supporting Actress in the 95-year history of the Academy Awards.

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In 2012, she gained widespread acclaim for her portrayal of Oda Mae Brown in the theatrical adaptation of “Ghost,” based on the 1990 film that featured Whoopi Goldberg in the same role, for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

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