Dancer In The Dark
Casual viewers may presume Björk was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Dancer In The Dark, because she famously attended The Academy Awards that year, where she wore a certain fowl-inspired dress and had her photo taken by every photographer on the red carpet. However, Björk attended that year only because Dancer In The Dark was nominated for Best Original Song. Her performance as the lead actress in the movie, widely heralded by critics as revolutionary and earning her the Best Actress award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, was ignored by the Academy. That decision was more confusing than Björk’s decision to wear the weird dress. Dancer In the Dark, a “musical drama” about murder, justice, and the binds of loyalty, was both exhilarating and exhausting, not only for the viewer but also for Björk herself; after the movie premiered, she was quoted several times saying she hated the experience and would never act in a movie again. Of course, she has made appearances in projects occasionally, and thankfully so. She’s really good.