Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard Rust and Bone
Judi Dench The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Keira Knightley Anna Karenina
Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren Hitchcock
Emmanuelle Riva Amour
Maggie Smith Quartet
Quvenzhan้ Wallis Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts The Impossible
I was on the Knightley train for quite a while, but trust me, it's a dud. From the way some critics have panned it, I'm pretty sure AK is a terrific, risky movie of exactly the type that fails to get any major Oscar nominations (betting it's confined to Production Design and Costume Design). I thought it would get more supporters as more critics saw it, but it's still really divisive.
I tend not to want to argue about films with people that have signatures of those films.
The Knightley train has been derailed for a while. Were the critics holding off until now really going to be numerous or strongly behind it enough to resurrect Anna Karenina? No.
Sight unseen, it feels like the kind of thing that will age well, but for now it's chances are dead and buried. I feel behind the ball still listing Law in my most recent top 15 contenders for Supporting Actor. He's done too.
1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Quevenzhane Wallis
3. Emmanuelle Riva
4. Helen Mirren
5. Jessica Chastain
6. Marion Cotillard
7. Keira Knightley
8. Naomi Watts
9. Judi Dench
SLP is up to 84 on metacritic btw, so I guess Lawrence is back in the hunt for critics awards?