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
Anyway, Tapley called ZD30 as clinical as it gets.
From his tweeter:
Zero Dark Thirty is as clinical as it gets. I may be mixed overall but it has a hell of a build. Chastain is aces. Loved Jason Clarke.
I would have liked to know the slightest bit about Chastain's character. She's a machine.
Then someone asked if she would be nominated or win. His response was maybe and maybe.
Helen Hunt needs to go back to Lead.
JLaw will be easier to take down than Hathaway.
Leaving a screening of The Paperboy.
She's probably in a higher percentage of her film than Lawrence is in hers.
Go ZOOP yourself: http://zooplife.wordpress.com/
LMAO, Tapley's "tweeter"
But yeah, I agree that Hunt should have stayed in Lead. It would have been such an easy nomination.
Jessica Chastain gives far and away the best performance of the year by any actress, at least here in the US — internationally, she gets competition from Emannuelle Riva and Marion Cotillard.
I think the Globe winners will be the deciding factor this year. Lawrence is guarenteed a win, so if Chastain wins Drama then it'll be a race. If it goes to someone else, the race is done.
Cotillard and Theron were the best winners of the last decade. If I have to pick one I would say Cotillard because it was literally universal. That's why it's gonna be hard for her to win again, she came out of nowhere in 2008 but she doesn't have the surprise effect anymore. In the Times they wrote "[...]a predictably amazing performance by Cotillard[...]" about her perf in Rust & Bone, everybody always expect her to be good. She has the Maryl Streep curse, if she is not absolutely, completely amazing she won't win.