Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1996
Plays Character Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute
Past Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg, who was hosting the ceremonies, pointed out a unique statistic. 30% of the female nominated roles that year were for playing a prostitute. That would be 3 out of the 10 acting nominations for women. But only one of those roles would award an actress with an Oscar. That was Mira Sorvino for the film Mighty Aphrodite. In the movie Woody Allen and his wife adopt a son. Years pass, and Allen’s character wants to know more about his son’s birth mother. He does a search and comes up with Linda Ash, played by Mira Sorvino. Who just happens to be a prostitute and porn star.
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