Though highly praised for her role in the biographical drama, Wild, Laura Dern was considered a dark horse for an Oscar nomination.
But on Jan. 15, the 47-year-old's name was called for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. And she may have her famous mom, Diane Ladd, to thank for it!
Laura in 'Wild.' (Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Diane took out a full-page ad in 'The Hollywood Reporter' encouraging voters to consider her daughter's performance in the Jean-Marc Vallée-directed film.
“Your invitation to see a light-filled performance!” the ad reads, according to 'Page Six'. “Maintain your high standards. When the Work lifts your heart, soul and artistic appreciation, make your choice. See Wild! Please, SEE ALL THE FILMS!”
Laura with parents Diane and Bruce Dern in 2010. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
It was then signed, “Thank You. In Light With Love, Diane Ladd.”
Sure, it's an embarrassing mom move, but it might have secured Laura one of those coveted five slots!
But if her parents' luck reflects her own, Laura's destined to walk away empty handed. Her mother received three Oscar nominations and never won while her father Bruce Dern, who was nominated last year for 'Nebraska,' has failed to pick up the trophy twice.