Amanda Seyfried reveals when at the Oscars she 'hangs out' backstage

Amanda Seyfried says it’s more fun backstage at the Oscars.

The 35-year-old star – who is up for the Best Supporting Actress prize at this year’s Academy Awards for her performance in Mank – finds it far more fun to ‘hang out’ in the green room, where she can enjoy some food and watch excited winners with their statuettes, rather than sit out front and watch the ceremony take place. 

‘At the Oscars, if I’m giving an award out, I just hang out in the green room the entire ceremony, eat the food and watch people come in and out with their Oscars,’ the looker told Vogue.

I know where to party! Amanda Seyfried says it's more fun backstage at the Oscars. Seen at the Academy Awards in 2013

I know where to party! Amanda Seyfried says it’s more fun backstage at the Oscars. Seen at the Academy Awards in 2013

Good times: The 35-year-old star - who is up for the Best Supporting Actress prize at this year's Academy Awards for her performance in Mank - finds it far more fun to 'hang out' in the green room, where she can enjoy some food and watch excited winners with their statuettes, rather than sit out front and watch the ceremony take place

Good times: The 35-year-old star – who is up for the Best Supporting Actress prize at this year’s Academy Awards for her performance in Mank – finds it far more fun to ‘hang out’ in the green room, where she can enjoy some food and watch excited winners with their statuettes, rather than sit out front and watch the ceremony take place

‘It’s not the sitting in the auditorium that’s fun, it’s backstage.’

Amanda has also opened up about who inspires her as an actress and she admits she is a huge fan of the late Judy Garland.

Asked her Hollywood icon, she said: ‘Judy Garland for ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Judy Garland because she was a singer. Judy Garland for every reason.’

And like many women of her generation, Amanda remembers falling for ‘Titanic’ actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

She said: ‘I was born in 85, so my childhood movie crush was Leo, obviously.’

I know the drill: 'At the Oscars, if I'm giving an award out, I just hang out in the green room the entire ceremony, eat the food and watch people come in and out with their Oscars,' the looker told Vogue. Seen in 2010

I know the drill: ‘At the Oscars, if I’m giving an award out, I just hang out in the green room the entire ceremony, eat the food and watch people come in and out with their Oscars,’ the looker told Vogue. Seen in 2010

Only for VIPs, however: 'It's not the sitting in the auditorium that's fun, it's backstage,' said the blonde beauty

Only for VIPs, however: ‘It’s not the sitting in the auditorium that’s fun, it’s backstage,’ said the blonde beauty

Amanda won’t be able to sit backstage this year as she’s been nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for ‘Mank’, and she recently admitted she hoped the speculation tipping her for the nod would make casting directors look at her differently.

She said: ‘The Oscar conversation that’s happening is the first time it’s ever been discussed around my own performance in something.

‘Hopefully it’s making people in the industry think differently of me.’

Amanda has appeared in films such as ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Les Miserables’ and was determined to choose projects that kept her career moving.

Congrats! Seyfried landed her very first Oscar nomination this year for her role in Mank

Congrats! Seyfried landed her very first Oscar nomination this year for her role in Mank

Good job: The blonde beauty was singled out for her performance as Hollywood Golden Age actress Marion Davies in the 2020 film Mank; Davies seen in 1932

Good job: The blonde beauty was singled out for her performance as Hollywood Golden Age actress Marion Davies in the 2020 film Mank; Davies seen in 1932

She explained: ‘I think you have to be really careful and really be deliberate about your choices when you want longevity. The priority for me was always that I just wanted to be working.

‘It was great when ‘Mamma Mia!’ came and shifted my career into a different gear. I got different opportunities. I got paid more and all that fun stuff.’

Amanda added: ‘But while I was doing that I was always looking for a home base. I was always gonna end up on a farm in upstate New York.’

Amanda Seyfried landed her very first Oscar nomination on Monday morning after making almost 40 films in under 20 years.

The blonde beauty was singled out for her performance as Hollywood Golden Age actress Marion Davies in the 2020 film Mank which also starred Gary Oldman and Lily Collins.

The actress is best known for the movies Les Miserables, Mama Mia! and its sequel as well as the 2004 hit film Mean Girls. 

Looking back: Here the star is seen in costume as Marion, left, as she sits with friends

 Looking back: Here the star is seen in costume as Marion, left, as she sits with friends

Amanda landed in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category and will compete with Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Olivia Colman for The Father and Youn Yuh-jung for Minari.

In December she told USA Today that getting Oscar buzz was new for her.

‘I haven’t experienced this kind of discussion surrounding me and my performance ever. I’ve always skated through reviews. I’ve had luck with not getting anything totally horrible said about my performance, but it’s always just been ‘Amanda Seyfried, who plays this character’ or, you know, ‘She was fine,” said the star.

‘This is definitely out of the norm for me. I just want to keep working and I want people to respect me.’

And she added she loved the role of Marion and how she fell for Hearst.

‘The relationship that Marion had with Hearst was very real. She had a genuine love for him. It’s hard for anybody to believe that that could be true because she was much younger and she was his mistress for years and years,’ Seyfried said. ‘There was such a sweetness and such a good bond between them that never broke.’

Mank led the Oscar nominations with 10 nods.

The movie – which centers around Herman J. Mankiewicz and how he penned the screenplay for Citizen Kane – has received a huge 10 nominations ahead of the upcoming ceremony on April 26.

Golden girl: Mank led the Oscar nominations with 10 nods. The movie - which centres around Herman J. Mankiewicz and how he penned the screenplay for Citizen Kane - has received a huge 10 nominations ahead of the upcoming ceremony on April 26

Golden girl: Mank led the Oscar nominations with 10 nods. The movie – which centres around Herman J. Mankiewicz and how he penned the screenplay for Citizen Kane – has received a huge 10 nominations ahead of the upcoming ceremony on April 26

It includes coveted nods in the Best Picture category as well as Best Director for David Fincher, Best Actor for Gary Oldman and Best Supporting Actress for Seyfried. 

The movie – which had a short cinema release before being made available on streaming service Netflix – also made a strong appearance in the design categories including Production Design, Makeup and Hairstylisting and Costume Design as well as technical categories such as Cinematography, Sound and Score. 

The Academy Awards will take place on April 26 from different locations owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The actress is married to Thomas Sadoski. Seyfried and Sadoski, who exchanged vows in 2017, are parents to three-year-old daughter Nina and newborn son Thomas Jr.

The star shared in January while on The Kelly Clarkson show that she has not just dog Finn at home but several other animals.

Amanda has ducks, ponies, horses, donkeys, goats, chickens and a cat.

‘You just described them all like a family. You described them like the characters in a film,’ Clarkson exclaimed.

‘There should be a film made of them,’ Seyfried replied. ‘I should make that happen.’ 

Celebration: Seyfried took to her Instagram story on Monday to commemorate her Academy Award nomination for her performance in Mank

Celebration: Seyfried took to her Instagram story on Monday to commemorate her Academy Award nomination for her performance in Mank

93rd Academy Awards: Who are the 2021 Oscar nominees?

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Gary Oldman – Mank

Steven Yeun – Minari

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari

 

Best Director

Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round

David Fincher – Mank

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Music (Original Score)

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Minari

News of the World

Soul

 

Best Animated Short Film

Burrow

Genius Loci

If Anything Happens I Love You

Opera

Yes-People

 

Best Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

 

Best International Feature Film

Another Round

Better Days

Collective

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Sound: Greyhound - a war film starring Tom Hanks - is up for the gong

Best Sound: Greyhound – a war film starring Tom Hanks – is up for the gong 

Best Sound

Greyhound

Mank

News of the World

Soul

Sound of Metal

 

Best Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

News of the World

Tenet

 

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

News of the World

Nomadland

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

Pinocchio

 

Best Music (Original Song)

Fight for You – Judas and the Black Messiah

Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Husavik – Eurovision Song Contest

Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead

Speak Now – One Night in Miami…

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

 Best Picture

 The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

Minari

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami…

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Onward

Over the Moon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Soul

Wolfwalkers

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Costume Design

Emma

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

Mulan

Pinnochio

 

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father

Nomadland

One Night in Miami…

The White Tiger

 

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Judas and the Black Messiah

Minari

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Documentary Feature

Collective

Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher

Time

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Documentary Short Subject

Colette

A Concerto Is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

 

Best Film Editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet

 

source: dailymail.co.uk