“The Florida Project” may not be getting the love it deserves in the various year-end awards derbies, but the one field where Sean Baker’s masterful drama has rightly dominated has been the supporting actor race, where most of the prizes have gone to Willem Dafoe for his wonderfully lived-in performance...
Brooklynn Prince, one of the star’s of The Florida Project, stole hearts during her acceptance speech Thursday at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
Prince, 7, won the best young actress award and began to break down in tears as she was led on stage. When she accepted her award wearing a vivid red dress, she sobbed tears of happiness.
“Wow, this is such an honor but I would like… all the nominees are great — we should go and get ice cream afterward,” she said, causing laughter.
If "The Florida Project," Sean Baker's immersive drama that weaves childhood adventure with the stark realities of people living on the margins of society, earns an Oscar nomination for best picture, it'd likely be the least-seen member of that group. (Since Netflix won't divulge the viewership numbers for "Mudbound," we'll never know for sure.)