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Arizona native (and Valley Youth Theatre alumna) Emma Stone lands third Oscar nomination

THE FAVOURITE Emma Stone
Posted at 7:53 AM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 09:53:05-05

PHOENIX — Emma Stone earned her third Oscar nomination on Tuesday morning.

The Arizona native, who now-famously persuaded her parents with a PowerPoint presentation years ago to move to Los Angeles to give it a shot in Hollywood, is nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in The Favourite.

Starring alongside her in the movie, actress Rachel Weisz is also nominated in the same category.

Stone, who performed in shows at Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, earned her first Oscar win (Best Actress) in 2016 for her role in La La Land, the Hollywood musical and love story about making it in showbiz.

She was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) for her performance in Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), but did not win.

She has also had roles in Superbad, Easy A, Zombieland, and The Help.

Here is how The Favourite is described:
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.