The 87th Annual Academy Awards are getting ready to take flight! Emma Stone was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role of Sam, in the dark comedy Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). I know what you’re thinking. No, we did not pick the title just because it sounds like it has something to do with animals. As a matter of fact, this film is pretty much spectacular and has nothing to do with birds.
The whole premise concerns a washed up actor named Riggan Thomson (played by Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton), who once played an iconic superhero, “Birdman.” He battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play he ends up directing. Emma Stone plays the role of his production assistant and daughter, Sam Thomson, who’s also just been released from a drug rehabilitation center. Her role is to cope with her father, as he battles his insecurities and other internal issues.
Playing a recovering drug addict set to assist in production for her crazed father, must’ve been a tough role to perfect, but Emma does it seamlessly. Her adopted dogs must’ve been the ones to keep her sane between filming scenes. Her and her boyfriend of two years, The Amazing Spiderman actor, Andrew Garfield searched for their perfect dog for a while. During a trip to Spot! Los Angeles Rescue, they met a two-year old Golden Retriever, and couldn’t stop thinking about him. They decided to foster him. Fostering didn’t really work out because they loved the perfect pooch too much! The couple adopted the baby boy in December of 2012 and named him Ren.
Emma is doing her part to support animal rights by partnering with Revlon. Revlon was one of the first major cosmetics brands to go cruelty-free. PETA gave the actress a “Kind Choices Award” for helping to highlight the importance of choosing companies that don’t test on animals. Emma reveals, ” I am a humanist. I stand for everyone’s rights and equality, and for animal rights!” Ignorance may very well be an unexpected virtue, but not in this case!
Losing is for the birds! We think Emma Stone has a great shot of flying away with the win, but we will see on February 22nd.
If you want to adopt a dog just like Emma’s, you can find your Golden Retriever HERE!
For more information about Emma Stone’s campaign with the Revlon company, go HERE!