Amy Adams – The Master
Samantha Barks – Les Misérables
Ann Dowd – Compliance
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Nicole Kidman – The Paperboy
Amanda Seyfried – Les Misérables
Maggie Smith – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Kerry Washington – Django Unchained
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook
"Sal himself is a rather dreary and listless presence who never makes his personality felt, not helped by Riley who lacks the presence for this kind of role. What we want is charisma and a fierce intelligence, what we get is callow blandness. It’s Kristen Stewart who proves the most lively and entertaining, however. The only proper star amongst the cast she steals every scene and is immensely watchable, with or without her clothes on."
"The biggest name, of course, is Kristen Stewart. On The Road marks another accomplished, nuanced performance from an actress too often pigeonholed as "that sulky Twilight girl". Marylou is slowly fleshed out, revealing a complex young woman who "gets it" more than the lost souls around her."
"The most surprising turn is Kristen Stewart's as Marylou/LuAnne Henderson. The camera absolutely loves her, despite her awkward gait. She thrives as the promiscuous fun-loving girl, who literally gets in between Sal and Dean. The scenes with her are electric."
"Stewart, having played the virginal Bella Swan in far too many Twilight movies, here operates with a casual carnality that gets at deeper truths. Marylou is both freer and more wised-up than the young men around her, and it takes Sal too long to realise he should look to her and not Dean for the answers he desires. Kerouac wrote the character off, but Stewart and Salles redeem her, right down to Marylou's unadorned friskiness, which is matter-of-fact, as opposed to salacious. In playing these roles, Stewart and Hedlund use independent cinema to prove what their blockbusters sometimes haven't: they're movie stars... Nonetheless, while the film is lacking in connective tissue, Stewart and Hedlund go a long way to transcending the flaws. When they dance at one point, dusted with sweat and pleasure, On the Road truly moves. They're completely on the Beat."
"Kristen Stewart is sensational as Marylou (based on Luanne Henderson), the teenage girl Moriarty marries and then travels with. Stewart portrays Marylou as a wild, passionate, liberated and free willed person while also giving her a melancholic edge since she knows her adventures with Moriarty are finite."
"In "On The Road" Stewart's MaryLou is angry, sexy, innocent, corrupt, and very tangible all at the same time. Hers is a challenging energy that confronts you during every scene. I've never believed her so much as a character."
"Kristen Stewart plays Marylou, one of the many women who exist in Dean's orbit, drawn to his life-force and repelled by his inability to stay in one place, and it's good work from her, further indication that as soon as she puts the "Twilight" series in her rearview mirror, she's got a promising career ahead of her. I'm sure Stewart heard every argument in the world for why she shouldn't do onscreen nudity, but there's no hesitation or discomfort in the way she plays Marylou as an enthusiastic partner for both Dean and Sal"
"Kristen Stewart, freed from the shackles of her sulky, stunted "Twilight" character, radiates raw sensuality as Dean's 16-year-old bride and partner-in-crime Marylou. The role is sketchily written, but the actress has one great, understated moment of melancholy while listening to a fellow traveller sing in the backseat of the car."
"Stewart is perhaps the stand out performer, seeming to relish throwing off the 'Will she or won't she' puritanism of the Twilight franchise with an unambiguous 'Yes, she will'."
"Stewart takes her top off so many times that even the perennially shirtless Taylor Lautner would be impressed...Certainly, there's nothing regrettable about Stewart's performance here: It reestablishes the promising character actress last seen in Into the Wild and held captive as Twilight's leading lady for years."
"The core trio are fantastic; Riley is an unusual leading man choice, but he brings a brooding intensity to Sal. Kristen Stewart manages (finally) to drop the mumbling shackles of Twilight and delivers a starkly different performance as the perpetually flushed minx, Marylou."
The SAG nominating committee was sent screeners of both The Paperboy and Compliance. Down with the Hathaway!
Omg at all these new Hathaway siggies! Well, enjoy it while it last ladies!
No, Zac, I'm going with my Nanny.
Kidman over the top
At the rate things are going for Hathaway, Kidman probably has a better chance of winning LAFCA than her.Hahaha!
You totally know Hathaway is scouring the internets and doing Google alerts, to find out which awards she hasn't won. Then she'll go crying to her agent/mother and say "waah, waah, you told me I was gonna win everything. You promised!!!" Girl got too cocky.
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Reilly (yeah, I'm going to continue to try it)
With room for Barks, Washington, and Adams to slip in in that order? I feel like we'll get two first time noms, though, so I should probably take Smith out or something.
Dame Leo says,
I just watched Looper! Mademoiselle Blunt MUST fire her people. She should be a lock for a nomination! This outrage must not occur. I watched her back to back with Compliance and Character A Ann Dowd and it was a WIN for Mademoiselle.
And Looper should be a Best Picture contender! How can such crap be on the short list and a Sci Fi classic be ignored!
This is why Julianne Moore has never won an Oscar
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1. Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
2. Sally Field (Lincoln)
3. Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
4. Samantha Barks (Les Miserables)
5. Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
alt: Amy Adams (The Master)