NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 09: Simon Helberg attends the “Florence Foster Jenkins” New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on August 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins- Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor in a Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

What kind of preparation is needed to play a vocal coach to a tone-deaf would-be opera singer? Simon Helberg, who must face this very challenge as Meryl Streep’s long-suffering teacher in Florence Foster Jenkins, had a very specific kind of training, shared with the movie’s illustrious lead actress: “We both came together in New York, and had both been practicing, basically, shitting all over the great pieces of music in the canon of classical and opera”, Helberg shared with us. “She was in New York and I was in LA, and we had been working on this crazy thing, and we came together to see if it made sense in a studio in New York. And we played, and it sounded awful, and we knew that we had a hit.” Indeed. This is Simon Helberg’s first nomination. (Simon Helberg también en español.)