We recently posted a little feature and trailer for "The Wrestler," a film that has gotten much spotlight for the performance delivered by lead Mickey Rourke. While it's often easy to overlook the supporting performances in films like this, that just isn't the case with this film. Both Marisa Tomei AND Evan Rachel Wood deliver nomination worthy performances, under the direction of Darren Aronofsky. The always talented and gorgeous Tomei delivers a performance that is especially worthy of such a nomination.
In "The Wrestler," Tomei delivers a very fresh, heavy, and real take on the typical Hollywood "stripper with a heart of gold" cliche. Tomei has been a favorite of mine (and my older brother's) ever since her hilarious performance in "My Cousin Vinny." I came across this video while reading InContention.com (a really good film awards-race news site). Tom O'neil interviews Tomei and a lot of interesting topics are discussed, ranging from "The Wrestler" to that infamous (and ridiculous) urban legend that she won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar by accident:
Source- In Contention