Annette Bening – The Great
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers
Marion Cotillard – Lowlife
Julie Delpy – Before Midnight
Helen Hunt – Decoding Annie Parker
Scarlett Johansson – Under The Skin
Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco
Jennifer Lawrence – Serena
Rooney Mara – Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Samantha Morton – Decoding Annie Parker
Elizabeth Olsen – Thérèse
Gwyneth Paltrow – 33 días
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
Keri Russell – Austenland
Kaya Scodelario – Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes
Amanda Seyfried – Lovelace
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Mia Wasikowska – Carol
Mia Wasikowska – Stoker
Emma Watson – The Bling Ring
Naomi Watts – Diana
Robin Weigert – Concussion
Kate Winslet – Labor Day
Reese Witherspoon – Devil’s Knot
Shailene Woodley – The Spectacular Now
If Streep won't win again so soon, Winslet definitely won't.
It'll be 5 years since her last win, the same time period Swank and Penn won their second Oscars. It'll be 5 years since DDL won his as well. So it's definitely not impossible for Winslet.
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I don't think a fourth win for Streep is out of the question either. She's seen as the greatest of all time, certainly worthy of equalling Hepburn's achievement, and this could be her strongest film in a while (though I'm not quite predicting it to be).
I read How I Live Now just in case Ronan is possible...she's mostly just a bland, whiny teen, so no.
I also read Labor Day. I can't see Winslet winning, but a nom is possible. Main moments:
3. Not actually in the book, but
Brolin is possible as supporting, especially in a flashback sequence explaining how he got where he is. But the main lead is Gattlin Griffith, most famous for being the son in Angie's "I want MY son back! I want my son!" I'm unsure how good Reitman is with child actors, and I've never seen Changeling, but if he sucks he could blow the whole film. Or, Reitman could have restructured things to make him less of the main lead.
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and they never let me down. Try to get ‘em away from me and I’ll eat you alive.
I thought Carol was in trouble but the producers just started sending casting calls. Hell yeah!
No matter if she gets a nomination of not I just want to see another Chastain film.
Hilary Swank is going to have a banner year ... She will be nominated by GG, Emmy and SAG for Mary and Martha, has a baity role in post-production (You'r not you, but it's a G.C Wolfe and and Shanah Feste movie so I'm doubtfull about her awards chance for that) and The Homesman is now in pre-production on imdb, with a 2013 realise date. Could Tommy Lee Jones, Swank and Streep (three AMPAS favorites) be in the conversation this year ?
I get that Swank has 2 Oscars already, but since when is she an Academy favourite?
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