We don’t yet know whether she will be shortlisted for the 2023 Oscar for Best Actress (the nominations will be announced on 24 January), but Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps never shone brighter on both sides of the Atlantic.
After causing a sensation at the Cannes Film Festival in May as well as being nominated at the European Film Awards (being held on 10 December) for her role in Corsage by Marie Kreutzer, Krieps also won plaudits at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and at the New York Film Festival for her role as Sissi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
Now the prestigious New York Times has included her in its Top 10 Actors of 2022, published on the New York Times Magazine website. The article is accompanied by a stunning photo shoot.
Empress Elisabeth of Austria “has been portrayed onscreen by Romy Schneider (more than once), Ava Gardner and Cara Delevingne. That history is now moot. In “Corsage,” Vicky Krieps creates the empress from scratch…. The film is as strange and captivating as its heroine," writes the NYT chief film critic AO Scott.
In excellent company
A look at the people listed alongside Krieps in the Top 10 shows is revealing. We find the actress Michelle Williams, brilliant in Steven Spielberg's latest film, as well as Michelle Yeoh (for Everything Everywhere All at Once, which also has a Luxembourg connection via Jeff Desom) and the lead actors from Jordan Peele’s latest film Nope, Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer. Also on the list are Brendan Gleeson for his role in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin and Jon Bernthal as the incredible anti-hero in We Own this City, the latest series created by The Wire’s David Simon.
Krieps also appears in French blockbuster The Three Musketeers, which was released this week, and is currently shooting alongside Viggo Mortensen in his second outing as a director, The Dead Don't Hurt.
This article was first published in French by Paperjam. It has been translated and adapted by Delano