Michelle Williams's Best Actress Switch Isn't Category Fraud— It's Rebellion

Michelle Williams's Best Actress Switch Isn't Category Fraud— It's Rebellion

Things just got interesting in the Oscar race for Best Actress. Our sister site Variety has confirmed that Michelle Williams will be campaigned in the lead category for her role as Mitzi Fabelman in Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film “The Fabelmans” by Universal Pictures, rather than Best Supporting Actress, shocking many awards pundits. Mitzi is the mother of the lead character Sammy (Gabriel LaBelle) and is based on Spielberg’s real-life mother, while also a pianist-turned-housewife. Since the film premiered at the …