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Amy Adams has been nominated for a whopping five Oscars—and zero wins!—since she broke onto the Hollywood scene in 2005 with “Junebug.” Wracking up additional supporting actress nods in “Doubt,” “The Fighter,” and “The Master,” the actor then earned a spot on the shortlist for leading actress in 2013’s “American Hustle.” She’s also earned her status as a movie star with bona fide acting chops, as her recent turn in Paramount Pictures’ “Arrival” proves.

With the announcement of the 89th Academy Awards nominations, “Arrival” has joined the ranks of sci-fi feature films that have received Oscar recognition for best picture. Netting an impressive eight nods total, the drama’s success is due largely to the magnetic talents of its star. “Amy Adams, she was the actress I was dreaming of,” says director Denis Villeneuve in the above clip. “She’s not only one of the best actresses alive; she’s also a lovely human being.” Considering the actor has worked with Steven Spielberg, Paul Thomas Anderson, David O. Russell, Mike Nichols, and more, the industry’s top filmmakers clearly agree. 

Adams’ streak of impressive performances extended even further in 2016. Her stellar work in “Arrival” as Dr. Louise Banks, a linguist tasked with communicating with mysterious extraterrestrial visitors, has been nominated for a 2017 Golden Globe and SAG Award, and took home the National Board of Review’s pick for best actress. The SAG Awards take place Jan. 29. For a glimpse of Adams’ performance and more, visit Paramount’s official website

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