Hilary Swank faces Oscar buzz in LA
Hilary Swank braved a rain-soaked red carpet in LA to talk about the Oscar buzz her new movie Conviction seems to be generating.
The actress proudly turned up to the special screening laid on for an exclusive audience at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theatre
"I'm moved beyond words to be here tonight," she revealed.
She insisted: "I'm an actor to tell stories like this, this is why I became an actor."
Having already won two Academy Awards for Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Million Dollar Baby (2004), film critics are tipping Hilary to be in with a good chance for another Oscar nod for her portrayal of Betty Anne Waters.
The movie, based on a true story, shows Betty's 18-year quest to prove her brother Kenny's innocence after he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in jail.
"Playing a real life person was a challenge, this was a lot of responsibility," Hilary explained.
"No matter what, I'm proud to be a part of it and I'm forever touched that I'll have Betty Anne in my heart and be a better person for it," she said.