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
"I shall immediately after I'm done watching Homeland." - DirkDiggler on his voting priorities
I wasn't moved by Sally Field in Lincoln, I felt like most of the time she was waay too over the top for my liking.
From the reviews, it seems like the consensus is Hathaway for Les Mis.
When Ann Dowd get's that SAG nomination ya'll better get on the train
This category is a total mess. Needs more precursors.
Last five movies seen:
Chunhyang (2000) **1/2
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) **
Valhalla Rising (2009) ***1/2
Young Adult (2011) *
How I Ended This Summer (2010) *1/2
Even though I really doubt Dowd gets nominated for the Oscar, it'd be awesome if she picks up more precursor traction (including one of the more major ones), since I think it's a really great performance, and one from such a small, unsettling, and unconventional film that is rarely acknowledged with awards.
Nathaniel Rogers did a nice interview with Ann Dowd that's worth checking out:
http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/20...scar-buzz.htmlNATHANIEL: Are you already panicking about red carpets you'll have to walk.
ANN DOWD: No darling. Not panicking but I am considering a diet and the issue of what to wear. But hey you know what? I'm still a mother of three children. The day is full of real tasks to complete. I tell myself if that's my worst problem --oh my gosh, you mean I have to go and shop?! -- I shall survive.
OMG I want this woman on the red carpet. I wanna see what she picks out.
I didn't know the kind of stuff Ann Dowd's been in. Freaks and Geeks, Philadelphia, Louie, Flags of Our Fathers, Lorenzo's Oil, Manchurian Candidate, The Informant...she's worked with a lot of high profile people.
And she fangirls for Meryl: "Aside from her talent which is there for the world to see and try to comprehend she's just an extraordinary human being. And it was watching her on a set that I realized 'Oh I see.' The degree of celebrity that you let change your life is a matter of choice. She carries no celebrity with her. She's an actor on a set doing her work and that was just a revelation."
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Ang Lee - The only 2x Bafta/DGA/Oscar-Winning Director!
Meryl on Oscars: Y’see these little babies? These are my best f***ing friends
and they never let me down. Try to get ‘em away from me and I’ll eat you alive.
Dowd's nomination would be SUCH an uphill battle, but she really, truly deserves to be nominated. I know a lot of people think she's "lead", but it's a role that teeter totters on lead and supporting, and even though she is the main character, there are large chunks where she's not in the film. Despite the film not being that great, she is able to fully craft a lived in character that goes far beyond the material she was given to work with.
I know I've got a big ego, I really don't know why it's such a big deal, though.
I agree about the Zellwegger comparison. Was just thinking it actually.
If Les Mis turns out to be this years Cold Mountain, all Hathaway needs is a couple of TV awards and that's the deal sealed.
I wonder if Hathaway would still win in a walk had Lawrence been campaigned here?
Difficult to call - Lawrence is one of the hottest starlets in Hollywood right now, if not THE hottest. Suppose she will just have to make do with her Globe comedy win this year now...( I think Chastain is taking lead)