After the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s nominees for Best Actress potential honouree Andrea Riseborough responded to her nomination as the star of To Leslie. “I’m astounded. It’s such an unexpected ray of light. It was so hard to believe it might ever happen because we really hadn’t been in the running for anything else.” She continued, “Even though we had a lot of support, the idea it might actually happen seemed so far away”. The other nominees for 2023’s Best Actress included Cate Blanchett, Ana de Armas, Michelle Williams, and Michelle Yeoh.