Emma Stone wins her second Best Actress Oscar for ‘Poor Things’ from Mashable

Between delivering exquisite physical comedy and threatening to punch a baby, Emma Stone’s performance in Poor Things has earned her her second Academy Award for Best Actress.

Stone played the lead role of Bella Baxter, a resurrected woman with a child’s brain, in Yorgos Lanthimos’ critically acclaimed film. Prior to the Oscars, she also won the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Critics’ Choice Award for Poor Things.

As Bella, Stone goes through the stages of growing up within the span of two and a half hours, moving from a toddler’s waddle to uninhibited dance moves to graceful maturity. Mashable Entertainment Editor Kristy Puchko called Stone “a force of nature” in the film, writing in her review that “This is a role that could have easily become a hammy feast in the wrong hands, but in Stone’s it is divine.”

This is Stone’s second Oscar for Best Actress. She won her first in 2017 for her role in La La Land, and has previously been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Birdman and in The Favourite, her first collaboration with Lanthimos. This year, her work as a producer on Poor Things also earned her a Best Picture nomination.

How to watch: Poor Things is now streaming on Hulu.

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