Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
Charlize Theron, “Young Adult”
Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”
I voted Mara here as I had some sort of vain hope that TGWTDT would overcome its obstacles, become a massive hit and thus be able to overtake the lazy nomination for Glenn Close's mediocre performance.... but I digress. It is not going to happen. Close, Davis, Streep, Swinton and Williams it is.
It needed to get HUGE. Reviews here in Scandinavia has been modest, which is somewhat understandable, but I really thought this had bigger potential, LOL.
I always thought the hype here was overblown. It's easier to read about rape and ritualistic neo-Nazi killers than it is to watch a movie about it. Plus the marketing was kind of off-putting to those who weren't already lathered into a frenzy to see it.
The hype was waaay overblown around here. The most of us predicted it to get a BP nod but it was correctly rarely predicted outside of AD. If anyone said that this won't be the #1 thing in December in the whole world everyone laughed. Of course it will be huge and make a billion dollars. Everyone that doesn't think so is a hater!!! Seriously, I am so glas the crazy is over. But if she actually gets nominated it'll be painful.
I know I've got a big ego, I really don't know why it's such a big deal, though.
Ok, so this is off topic, but Jamie Lee Curtis is one of my favorite actresses to have come close to Oscar, but never been Oscar nominated. She received Globe and BAFTA nominations for A Fish Called Wanda but lost that comedy slot to Melanie Griffith (who wasn't funny) in Working Girl. And then in 1994, despite the fact that True Lies isn't usually a type of film that garners acting nominations, she won a GG and was nominated for SAG. Category confusion (lead at GG, supporting at SAG) and genre bias ultimately hurt her, as she completely missed out, while someone like Rosemary Harris gets recognized for doing nothing in Tom and Viv.
And then in '03...I had a small hope of her surprising for Freaky Friday...one of my favorite comedy performances of '03 (I liked her more than Diane). But she lost to the whale rider.
Anyway, I hope you're wrong and she gets another good role sometime, but I won't hold my breath.
Anyway, back on topic...
If Close misses, I think Theron will get that last spot, not Mara. But we'll see.
I can vote for whomever i please, freedom of speech.....I know its wishful thinking but thats not a crime...or maybe it is on this board.
I have respected my ban and stayed away from DT threads, keeping my Mara support rational and to a minimum
Im actually trying to be a better poster and not to get on everybody's nerves, which obviously isnt working for some of you...
If its the OTT support which is so annoying then i will limit it further,
Last edited by bluerose; 12-23-2011 at 07:31 PM.
Legend Mara - lighting up our screens since 2009
LMAO you got to laugh at this - I wonder if Billy Eichner (who's really HOT) is an AD-er - Go to 3:40 to watch him take the pulse of AMERICA on Maramania:
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01. Viola Davis, The Help
02. Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
03. Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
04. Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
05. Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
06. Charlize Theron, Young Adult
07. Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Poor Legend Theron and Legend Mara
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Returning to Hollywood with a Vengeance in 2013
Against almost anyone else, I'd say Mara would take over that 5th slot, but the Academy loves Tilda - so my rankings in order stay:
"I am glad our son kicked the shit out of your son and I wipe my ass with your human rights!"
lol, well the consensus is certainly clear here