FOUR years ago Tilda Swinton was the darling of the British film industry when she took home not only the BAFTA for supporting actress but also an Oscar, beating off some of Hollywood’s elite on her way to victory.
And this awards season the stakes have been raised even higher for the Berwickshire actress. On Sunday Tilda was nominated in the Leading Actress category at the Golden Globes for her role in the critically acclaimed ‘We Need To Talk about Kevin’ and although she lost out on the night to Meryl Streep, who won for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Iron Lady’, Tilda will get a second bite of the cherry on home soil after making the shortlist for the BAFTAs.
Tilda will once again be up against Meryl Streep for the prize as well as ‘The Artist’s’ Berenice Bejo, Michelle Williams of ‘My Week With Marilyn’ fame and ‘The Help’s’ Viola Davis.
There was also good news for all involved with ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’ as it received a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding British Film and its director Lynne Ramsay lines up against the likes of Martin Scorcese and Tomas Alfredson in the Best Director category.
A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ (showing at The Maltings on Tuesday, January 31) explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda in what has been heralded as a ‘bracing, tour-de-force performance’, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin.
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness.