Linda Cardellini – Return
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Emayatzy Corinealdi – Middle of Nowhere
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
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea
I think Golden Globe Comedy will be
(1 Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
(2 Meryl Streep - Hope Springs
(3 Judi Dench - Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(4 Maggie Smith - Quartet
(5 Anna Kendrick - Pitch Perfect
alt - Babs
Golden Globe - Drama
(1 Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
(2 Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
(3 Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
(4 Rachel Weisz - Deep Blue Sea
(5 Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild
alt - Knightley
I agree with Moviefreak, I knew going in that Lawrence had a smaller than lead role, but, based on the reviews, I though she'd be this whirlwind energy whenever she was on screen and steal the show. But she just didn't
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I wouldn't nominate either Lawrence or Cooper but I think Lawrence did a better job and the movie was more interesting when she was around.
And I found Midler in some pronesticor's list, I thought it could be fun.
I can honestly see arguments for both Lead and Supporting with Jen. I wouldn't find it to be category fraud either way.
I think what impressed me most with her is that the character really is a pain in the ass at times. She can be cold and sharp, and I don't think Lawrence tried to go the cutesy route in those moments. Yeah, it goes overly sentimental rom com in the end, but I think throughout the film she was willing to go harsh in a way that goes against a lot of younger actors' instincts.
I'm new here but agree very strongly about Team Riva. Seriously, I know talk about Lawrence vs. Chastain dominates all over the internet but I really hope that Emmanuelle Riva makes a dent. She needs to be part of the conversation come awards time. Her performance in 'Amour' was so good that for a moment I felt like the film was a documentary. Riva's performance is eerily realistic and very deserving of recognition.
I'm new as well. Why are so many users convinced Wallis will score a Best Actress nom? She isn't even in an double-digit age. And they put Hailee Steinfeld in the supporting category despite her beeing the lead. I think it will happen with Wallis as well.
Is it June?
Well, Ellen Page was Juno. It was her movie 100%.
Jennifer Lawrence isn't even the main character in SLP. In fact, we don't know too much about her. Her husband died, she was sad and had sex with everyone (including women) in her office, got fired, and now she wants to enter a dance competition. Also, she's in love with Bradley Cooper, but OMG can't tell him. And she's kinda mean. LOL.
If she won, it would be such a Helen Hunt redux. People will HATE it in years to come.
There's a number of reasons why I think Jessica Chastain is in a better position, one of which is that she is undisputedly the lead of her film. Zero Dark Thirty is her movie, all 2 hours and 40 minutes of it. She's front and center.
It's really cool.