Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea
I actually think one of the weirdest nominations ever was Michael Shannon for Revolutionary Road. He did have some early buzz, but got nothing other than a Satellite nomination and it isn't like his film was really all that well liked nor was he a previous nominee/winner. I guess it would have made more sense had Winslet won the Oscar for RR, but I guess it helped him anyway that she was so buzzed that year and most people watched the film.
Plus Ledger's domination of no.1 votes created a screwy situation that year.
1. Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence
3. Naomi Watts
4. Marion Cotillard
5. Rachel Weisz
as good as it gets
(1) Jessica Chastain
(2) Jennifer Lawrence
(3) Naomi Watts
(4) Emmanuelle Riva
(5) Marion Cotillard
Jali Awards Best Actress 1920-1925
1920 Tora Teje, Erotikon // 1921 Pola Negri, The wildcat
1922 Anna May Wong, The toll of the sea // 1923 Marion Davies, Little old New York
1924 Marie Prevost, The marriage circle // 1925 Gloria Swanson, Stage struck
I don't get all the recent confidence in Weisz....
She will not have lots of BRIT support. Her film sunk without trace here. If anything the Brits will get behind Mirren...
Mirren is miles ahead of her. She has SAG and a likely BAFTA nod...
Yeah but a lot of brits could support Watts instead. And some may go with Dench or even Smith for Quartet.
I don't underestimate the Brits power, it's just that way more likely to produce a suprising oscar nom when you got 2 americans, 1 mexican and a french actor and an Irish guy in a controversial movie.
Oldman is a good example. He ticked all the boxes, he was a brit in a good movie they love (and it derserved it for sure). He is a huge star. The movie was all about UK.
The gave him a nomination and they surely helped Meryl to win over Viola because of Tchatcher so they do have some importance.
But can they really rally their votes for Mirren when she is a terrible movie about an american director & Dench, Watts & Smith being others very decent options.
God i know they can, i'm just tring to deny it to myself.
In the end, I would not be surprised to see her not get in or even Marion to miss. But they both are in the thick of it.
Is anyone else "concerned" that because Wallis wasn't eligible for SAG and didn't get a Globe nod that she might be overlooked or forgotten by the actor branch of AMPAS. I fefeeling like she might not make it.
5. Dench/ Mirren/ or Wallis