Tag: best lead actress

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Carol” – Best Leading Actress

CATE BLANCETT “Carol” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: Cate Blanchett plays Carol Aird, a sophisticated housewife who is threatened with losing custody of her daughter because of her relationship with another woman. There’s absolutely no question why Cate Blanchett has been nominated by the Academy seven times now. When she plays a role, she not only completely transforms into that character, but she travels to every end … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Carol” – Best Leading Actress

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [10] “Brooklyn” – Best Leading Actress

SAOIRSE RONAN “Brooklyn” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis, a young woman who finds love after immigrating to America, although her relationship and feelings for her new country are tested when she returns to Ireland. Saoirse Ronan is one of those actress that, for as long as she stays in the game, will likely be showing up at the Oscars quite a bit. She’s … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [10] “Brooklyn” – Best Leading Actress

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [6] “Room” – Best Leading Actress

BRIE LARSON “Room” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: Brie Larson portrays Ma, a woman held captive in a small shed for seven years, who strives to create a normal life for her young son. During last year’s Oscar season, many people were hoping that the young and talented Brie Larson would get a nomination in what many consider her breakout role in “Short Term 12” as a … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [6] “Room” – Best Leading Actress

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [6] “Room” – 4 nominations

“ROOM” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Ed Guiney //Directed by Lenny Abrahamson // // Dated Viewed: Monday, January 18th, 2016 // ARCLIGHT SHERMAN OAKS //  36 films – 42 days //

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [18] Gone Girl – Best Actress In A Leading Role

ROSAMUND PIKE “Gone Girl” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: Rosamund Pike plays Amy Dunne, a young wife whose disappearance causes suspicion to fall on her husband. When a particular film finds itself with almost zero support whatsoever, despite many indicators that state that it should have, you can bet that any nomination that comes out of that film will be up against the wall in terms … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [18] Gone Girl – Best Actress In A Leading Role

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [3] Two Days, One Night – Best Actress In A Leading Role

MARION COTILLARD “Two Days, One Night” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: As Sandra, Marion Cotillard portrays a factory worker who has two days to convince her colleagues to forgo their bonuses so that she can keep her job. Clinching the fifth spot in the Best Actress category, Marion Cotillard beat out the likes of Jennifer Aniston for her dramatic turn in “Cake,” which earned her both … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [3] Two Days, One Night – Best Actress In A Leading Role

2014 Oscars Challenge: [5] Philomena – Four Nominations

Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward “Philomena” is the true story of one Philomena Lee, an elderly woman who, for fifty years, kept a secret about having a son that was taken from her by nuns and adopted off to America for money. Now, paired up with a journalist, they follow the clues that could lead Philomena into find her long lost son. … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [5] Philomena – Four Nominations

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For Your Consideration 2013: Gravity

Get out your pen and paper because “Gravity” will be kicking ass and taking names at this year’s Oscars, becoming one of the biggest box office successes and most critically acclaimed films of the year. Not only with this be shoveling in the critic’s awards, as one of the most successful original screenplays on the market this year, but it will also land in … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Gravity

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [26] Zero Dark Thirty – Five Nominations

ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST PICTURE Before the Oscar nominations were announced, “Zero Dark Thirty” was the strong leader for Best Picture per general consensus in the critics circles, topping the ranks of over half the countries critics. But then the nominations were announced and the slander campaign began for Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film, bringing the question of authenticity to the table. Despite these remarks, … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [26] Zero Dark Thirty – Five Nominations

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [20] Silver Linings Playbook – Eight Nominations

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK BEST PICTURE The Oscars are never easy to predict. Sure, some categories are easier than others. There are locks, safe bets, and poor choices in all categories, but it always come down to a hand full of nominees that makes predicting hard. Following the Toronto International Film Festival and the People’s Choice Award win for “Silver Linings Playbook”, Roger Ebert predicted … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [20] Silver Linings Playbook – Eight Nominations

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [15] Beasts Of The Southern Wild – Four Nominations

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD BEST PICTURE On the morning of Oscar nomination announcements, it didn’t come as a complete surprise that “Beasts of the Southern Wild” was nominated for Best Picture. Although I was not entirely sure it would make the cut, I had a feeling that if the Best Picture nominations went to 9 or 10, that it would make it and … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [15] Beasts Of The Southern Wild – Four Nominations

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For Your Consideration 2012: Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow surprised everyone when she won the 2009 Academy Award for both Best Director and Best Picture for her war related film “The Hurt Locker”. Fast forward three years, to 2012, and she hasn’t done a film since. Now, this December, her latest film “Zero Dark Thirty” is causing everyone to hold their breath, seeing if this will grab any nominations. With her … Read More For Your Consideration 2012: Zero Dark Thirty

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

[6 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[4 DAYS TO OSCARS] One of the weaker films in the Best Picture category, this film will probably gain most of the acting awards with one fell-swoop. Even at the Golden Globes, winner Meryl Streep said that Viola Davis deserved the award more. Much better than Streep’s performance, Davis should be able to capture this award. Though I would … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [27] Albert Nobbs & 3 Nominations

[19 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[15 DAYS TO OSCARS] “Albert Nobbs” brings in three admirable nominations in Actress, Supporting Actress, and Makeup, all of which are high caliber. Glenn Close earns the nominations from a part she helped create, playing a woman dressed as a man in the 19th century, trying to earn enough money start her own business. Glenn Close delivers a performance … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [27] Albert Nobbs & 3 Nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [26] The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo & 5 Nominations

[20 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[16 DAYS TO OSCARS] There was a huge rally behind “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” this year and many seemed surprised when it wasn’t nominated for Best Picture. With the huge David Fincher band-camp from last year, that theme continued into this year, with his remake of the Swedish film of the same title. Now it only finds … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [26] The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo & 5 Nominations

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For Your Consideration 2011: “We Need To Talk About Kevin”

A film that screams Oscars, “We Need To Talk About Kevin” is being considered in all categories, including its main focus, Best Actress. If Tilda Swinton were to first become nominated and then actually win the Academy Award, this would be here second Academy Award win (the first was for “Michael Clayton”). Swinton has already won two awards for this performance (the European Film … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “We Need To Talk About Kevin”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

Since the debut of “Martha Marcy May Marlene” at the Sundance Film Festival, critics have been raving about Elizabeth Olsen’s performance. The forgotten Olsen twin proves she can act and hopefully earns herself an Oscar nomination at this year’s Academy Awards. The performance from John Hawkes has also been buzzed about and after his nomination last year for his role in “Winter’s Bone” I … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Pariah”

Coming off very comparable to “Precious”, this drama is up for consideration for the Academy Awards. I am not completely sure any of these nominations will come to fruition, but I also have yet to see the film. Best Picture Nekisa Cooper (Producer) Best Director Dee Rees Best Actress Adepero Oduye Best Supporting Actor Charles Parnell Best Supporting Actress Kim Wayans Pernell Walker Aasha … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Pariah”

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For Your Consideration 2011: Another Happy Day

The main considerations coming out of “Another Happy Day” include: Ellen Barkin for Best Actress Sam Levinson for Best Original Screenplay