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Da’Vine Joy Randolph seeks extra Oscar tickets for her family, friends

The actor fears leaving out the important people in her life because she can’t get Oscar tickets for them
Da’Vine Joy Randolph
Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Da’Vine Joy Randolph has pleaded for contributions so she can get five extra tickets for the Oscars so her family can attend the ceremony.

The Holdovers actress is up for Best Supporting Actress for playing grieving mom Mary in Alexander Payne’s comedy-drama about a bunch of schoolboys marooned in school over Christmas. On Feb. 18, Randolph was handed a BAFTA in the same category for her role in the movie.

“If anyone would like to contribute to giving me an additional ticket that you may not need … I need five tickets,” she said on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” about the upcoming Oscars, which will be held on March 10 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

“They’re telling me I may only have one extra ticket, so that’s my mission. Can you imagine the people in your life that are, like, ‘I want to come!’ And you’re, like, ‘And you should come because you’ve helped me significantly in my life.’ If I can get five – I don’t care if my people are back there [on the balcony], I don’t need five people in my row. Get Oscar tickets, or buy Oscar tickets, whatever we’ve got to do – I have some family members that would be very upset, so I’ve got to figure that out,” Randolph told Vanity Fair, in which she made her initial comments about wanting to get more guest tickets for the ceremony.

The Holdovers has five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Randolph said at the BAFTAs that she became fixated on portraying the “complexities” of an “average woman.”

“It was extremely important to show an average woman and to show all the nuances and all the complexities of what it is to be a woman, and a woman in the working class and a woman in a male-dominated world,” she said on the red carpet of London’s Royal Festival Hall about her character, who is devastated over the death of her child.

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