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 loved Cotillard in Rust and Bone, and I think she's easily going to get nominated for it.
I know a lot of people rave about her hospital scene, or the second time "Firework" plays... but my favorite scene of hers is when Ali leaves her at the nightclub. Just the look on her face and then her reaction to the creep at the bar.
Between Cotillard, Riva, and Weisz, it's nearly impossible for me to pick a favorite Best Actress performance.
Riva/Lawrence tie for best actress in LA. I say JLAW has the reins now.
I think it'll come down to how strong Zero Dark Thirty is. What these critics awards have shown us is that it's very strong, and will contend for the Best Picture win. If it wins BP, Chastain will win, too. If they pass on ZDT for Best Pic, Lawrence will probably win.
At the least, it appears we have a tight race.
This is going to be another close race. You'd think Chastain would have the advantage, even just do to the sheer difference in screen time. But I also just think there's a lot of good will towards Jennifer Lawrence. Things will really get going, if/when Jessica starts to amp up the campaigning.
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Both actresses have their advantages. It'll be exciting for me to watch this race, that's for sure.
The one that lost some momentum today with not featuring in the awards is Cotillard. Though on a side note at least the film has now expanded to LA.
"It's better to over analyse than not analyse at all." NM. 2000.
a lot of people on Twitter are bashing Jennifer Lawrence right now. Did you see Sarah Silverman's tweet ?
Sarah Silverman @SarahKSilverman
So happy to hear about another 22 y/o actress cast to play opposite an actor in his 40's! Not gross at all
other people saying Emmanuelle Riva was 63 when Jennifer Lawrence was born and comparing their performances is embarrassing :S