Oscar Predictions

2015 Oscar Predictions: 28 Early Contenders for Best Actress

Let's take a look at the ladies' side of the bracket

2015 Oscar Predictions: 28 Early Contenders for Best Actress

It just might be Amy Adams year, but then again being an Oscar favorite this early makes for a very hard road ahead, especially when your film doesn't hit theaters until Christmas Day. Such is just the case for Tim Burton's Big Eyes, which Adams leads, playing painter Margaret Keane in the story focuses on her success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband (Christoph Waltz), who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s after much of her artwork was originally sold under his name... Thus begins our first look at the Best Actress race for the 2015 Oscars.

Yes, Adams sits atop my field of 28 early contenders, a list that is certainly too long at this point and is certain to change as category fraud will likely play a role and fresh faces will soon emerge, perhaps as soon as within the next couple weeks at the Cannes Film Festival. However, for now, let's see where this takes us.

After Adams, I've gone with Reese Witherspoon playing the lead role in Wild for Dallas Buyers Club director, Jean-Marc Vallée. The film is based on Cheryl Strayad's memoir, chronicling her 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

Next is the first of a series of roles for Jessica Chastain on my list, and it's one that very well may end up being a supporting role, but as far as I'm concerned JC Chandor's A Most Violent Year is the highest profile pic the talented actress stars in this year, that might garner her some awards attention. She also has Miss Julie for Liv Ullmann and Eleanor Rigby.

In fourth position is Cate Blanchett in Carol for Todd Haynes in which she co-stars opposite Rooney Mara. Blanchett is coming off a banner year last year with her multitude of wins for Blue Jasmine and the last time she teamed with Haynes we got that great performance in I'm Not There., which earned her an Oscar nomination.

Finally, my fifth name goes to the ever-reliable Helen Mirren for Lasse Hallström's The Hundred-Foot Journey. I'm merely looking at pedigree here as the list of names below the bubble line go on and on and on.

Here's a sampling... Michelle Williams (Suite Francaise), Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Meryl Streep (Into the Woods), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Naomi Watts (While We're Young), Berenice Bejo (The Search), Rooney Mara (Trash), Nicole Kidman (Queen of the Desert), Kate Winslet (A Little Chaos), Jennifer Lawrence (Serena), Anne Hathaway (Interstellar) and Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars).

You can view the full field of all 28 contenders right here and if you missed yesterday's look at Best Actor click here for that preview, and stay tuned, we're just getting started.

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  • andyluvsfilms

    It's probably just me but i wouldn't be able to pick Amy Adams out of a line up, she may be talented but i don't think the camera loves her the way it loves her peers. The Reese Witherspoon role sounds quite Oscar-y though, could be a dark horse.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fox/ Fox

      Blasphemy!

      • andyluvsfilms

        Right, perhaps i should have put 'obviously' and not 'probably', sorry bout dat.

    • Nia M.

      Amy Adams only shines in certain roles . Amy was truly awful in American Hustle ( and you could see her visibly struggle with the sexiness and the complexity of her role ) , very bland in Man of Steel , very annoying and clueless in Doubt . But, I loved her in The Fighter , Junebug ( she should have won the Oscar ) , delightful in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day , and she should have been Oscar nominated for Enchanted .

      • andyluvsfilms

        Not seen Junebug but i'll concede she was very good in The Fighter, there's just something about her that she just doesn't stand out, it's obviously a personal thing.

        • michaeldal65

          Its because she disappears into her roles. She's a champion. Far better than Melissa Leo's cigarette muncher in The Fighter. She was robbed.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

    Anyone else pulling for Mulligan to win this year?

    • PJ Edwards

      Nope. Amy all the way!

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

        Aw pewy...

    • http://letterboxd.com/jchastained/ JessicaChastained

      I'm tipping Adams, Williams, Chastain (for Miss Julie, I think A Most Violent Year will in supporting), Pike, and Mulligan, and I would be overjoyed if any of them won. Really hope Mulligan does though, it's almost insane she's only been nominated once before.

  • Myskina

    LAWRENCE? SHES'S OVERRATED!

    • MDM4

      All caps?...really?. (LOL!). Jennifer Lawrence has been critically acclaimed since The Poker House up to and including American Hustle so bugger off.

      I really am looking forward to Serena (amazing novel) a real departure for Lawrence who will knock that role out of the park I'm sure.

      • Nia M.

        I guess you are a diehard J-Law fan , but I couldn't get past Jennifer's lousy Philly accent in Silver Linings Playbook ( and she annoyingly yelled most of her lines ) , and her bad New York accent in American Hustle ( it felt like she was studying Marisa Tomei's wonderful turn in My Cousin Vinny ) . Plus, Jennifer acting is never consistent in her films . She varies from being very wooden or incredibly over-the-top . She doesn't know subtlety if it hits her in the face . Non-trained Lawrence is the best example on why acting should be nurtured and studied .

        • Jake

          Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn Ben Kingsley, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore, Meg Ryan, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Carmen Diaz: all with no formal acting training. Ms Lawrence won acting awards at the Venice Film Festival for The Burning Plain, and the LA Film Festival for Poker House before she was 20 years old. Maybe your future isn't in film criticism.

          • Jake

            Nia M.: Did I say "incessant" in re your attacks on Jennifer Lawrence? I should have said obsessive. Your 15 posts in the past three weeks hatcheting Lawrence is exceeded only by your 18 fawning statements over Anne Hathaway. The irony is that you deride other posters for being haters and bullies.

            • MDM4

              And because it bears repeating: Bravo!.

          • MDM4

            Bravo!.

          • Nia M.

            Jake , I am a diehard Emily Blunt fan , diehard Carey Mulligan fan , and diehard Marion Cotillard fan . All these actresses are strong actresses and they are trained .

            Ben Kingsley is trained . Get your facts straight . Drew Barrymore , Cameron Diaz , and Meg Ryan are mediocre in my book . Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt are not my favorite actors . Tom Cruise & Brad PItt cannot even come close to the brilliance of Tom Hardy , Mark Strong , and Michael Fassbender- because they are classically trained ( of course their are some exceptions , ex. Johnny Depp ) .

            Winning awards doesn't mean you are talented . Look at Julia Roberts . She has Oscars and other awards on her mantle, but she never hides her persona in her performances . Sandra Bullock won an Oscar ( and other awards ) for her only passable performance in The Blind Side .

            As for Jennifer Lawrence , if you think her bad Philly accent and her bad line delivery in Silver Linings Playbook was excellent ? Good for you . I found it unbearable . Also, Jennifer's fake N.Y. accent and lazy line delivery in American Hustle , was hysterical to me . To be fair , i found all the performances in American Hustle pretty lousy . David O. Russell even wasted the comedic talents of Louis CK .

            P.S. I do not love J-Law's acting and her massive media hype . That doesn't mean I am a bully .

            • Jake

              Dear Nia,

              Re Ben Kingsley, he learned on the job, as did Jennifer Lawrence, so I advise you to get YOUR facts straight - follow link:
              http://sathyaish.net/writing/actingschool.aspx

              I also notice you conveniently omitted James Stewart and Audrey Hepburn regarding actors who never went to acting school. I am not surprised, as you so deftly cherry-pick arguments that are both specious and subjective, providing a moving target, so when you lose one point, you ignore it and move on to the next. For example, you ignore the hundreds of testimonials and statements of praise Lawrence has garnered from all corners of the film industry and critical circles.

              Of course, winning a few awards means little, but when one considers the sheer mass and variety of awards Lawrence has won, and, in particular those of major and international critics groups and film festivals, your position is untenable.

              As to your reliance on accents to prove an actors worth, below is another link to the American Film Institute 50 Greatest Acting Legends (25 males and 25 females). Of that list, only one two actors and one actress were even passable at using accents. Feel free to criticize them, as well:
              http://www.afi.com/Docs/100years/stars50.pdf

              You say you are a Marion Cotillard fan. Here is what she has to say about Jennifer Lawrence: "I’m totally in love with Jennifer Lawrence. She’s a prodigy. She’s 22, it’s insane."
              Read more at http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/105624/Im-Totally-In-Love-With-Jennifer-Lawrence-Marion-Cotillard-Reveals-Oscar-Crush#S7H673tHAxAsHZI4.99

              Finally, your opening line to in your response to MDM4 above was bullying, making his/her respect for Lawrence pejorative. Looking over your posts for the past three weeks, you consistently shout down others with your redundant rants, all the while decrying haters and bullies.

              No one is trying to make you like Jennifer Lawrence. An individual's taste is, well, individual. But it seems you have made it your mission in life to practice professional and character assassination on her. Either she has so personally offended you that you feel you must carry out this vendetta, or your behavior is pathological. Which is it?

              • Nia M.

                I respect James Stewart & Audrey Hepburn , but James Stewart and Audrey Hepburn in most cases played themselves in many films . Jimmy & Audrey had a persona that they used in their performances .

              • Jake

                You bring up an interesting point: Differentiation between character actors (Streep, Olivier, Blanchett, etc.), those whose own charisma and personality shine through every role (Stewart, Hepburn, Poitier, etc.), and the rare best of both (Brando). Among the very talented younger actors (more women than men, in my estimation); we'll see which of them join the greats.

            • Jake

              And a PS, Nia M: Addressing your concern about Lawrence's training, Marion Cotillard said it best when describing her as a "prodigy" (many others have used similar terms to describe her work). There are "naturals" in all fields, and it's not fair to judge them negatively because they are gifted.

              Also, the "hype, is not her fault. She has figuratively knocked socks off with her performances, stealing scenes and movies from established actors.

              Like you, I am a big Marion Cotillard fan. She is my second favorite actress, and I love her work despite the fact that she doesn't do accents. Cate Blanchett is my absolute favorite actress, and her accent in Monuments Men was curious, at best. Still, she's the greatest in my book, and, by the way, she also holds Jennifer Lawrence in high esteem, particularly for the way she portrays strong, independent women.

              • Nia M.

                Jake , first , and foremost , I am not a bully - just because I am not a J-Law fan . I value talent over media hype . Which should always be the case . I value my opinions and my observations over Marion Cotillard . Keep in mind , celebrities speak very highly of other celebrities for PR reasons , career reasons , and other reasons . Most thespians will not publicly state an actor or actress is horrible or mediocre . Take it with a grain of salt .

                Ben Kingsley started off as a stage actor . Research . Not hard to do.

                http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001426/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

                " Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor, and also began to have roles in films and TV. "

                http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000071/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

                James Stewart :
                " He was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track), musician (singing and accordion playing), and sometime actor. In 1929 he won a place at Princeton, where he studied architecture with some success and became further involved with the performing arts as a musician and actor with the University Players. " Stewart studied acting at a prep school and at Princeton.

                Actually, Cate Blanchett gave the best performance in Monuments Men , and her accent was darn good . Plus, she is always excellent with accents. It is very insulting to put J-Law in the same sentence with Blanchett . Lawrence is not in the same league with Cate. Sorry !

                If an actress/actor portrays a Philly or a N.Y. character , the thespian has to pull-off the accent of that region. Any actor/actress of any worth will tell you that . But, of course , also bringing a character to life is just as relevant .

                With Jennifer Lawrence's acting , her accent is not the major problem I have with her acting . It is her lack of acting depth. She is either over-the-top or extremely wooden . Acting should feel effortless and natural . I don't feel that way about her . I just see her trying too hard to give a believable performance . When she hosted SNL , it really showed . It also showed in American Hustle ( she stood out like a sore thumb ) , Burning Plan , and Silver Linings Playbook . In most of her films , Jennifer's line delivery is usually lazy , and it feels rushed . Recently , when she presented at the Oscars , Lawrence was awkward with no stage presence , and she delivered her lines like she was bored out of her mind . Again , that is why she is not trained . Acting training and learning the crafts helps .

              • Jake

                Nia M.
                And here I thought you were going to play nice. Again, you prove every point I made earlier, most tellingly that for some reason you are a blind hater, and that you compulsively cannot back off when you are wrong; instead you move the target or obfuscate.

                You also become insulting "Research. Not hard to do." Well, read your own research. Those actors learned on the job. Your own research proves it.

                And your rationalization is off the charts. One can never make a point when your delusions make your mind churn at a mile a minute to rationalize every point so that you can never lose. What Cotillard said was not a mild platitude to be taken with a grain of salt. She called Lawrence "amazing" and "a prodigy!" When has she said that about another actor, just to be nice.

                Also, you may want to check your comprehension skills. I never equated Lawrence with Blanchett. I said that Blanchett is on record as admiring Lawrence as an actor and as a symbol for women in the profession.

                Your pathological hatred of Lawrence has so clouded your perception that you denigrate her for the very qualities for which the vast majority of critics and industry insiders praise her: her subtlety, nuance, and ability to perfectly capture the feelings of the moment. And oh, how you rag on the accent thing!

                I know you will find it absolutely necessary to get in the last word, so this is will be my last statement, and I will henceforth carry on no further dialogue with you: I suggest that you never consider a career in film criticism, because your ignorance is staggering. And personally, I suggest you seek some kind of counseling to come to grips with what is obviously an obsession. Next you'll be stalking her home to try to boil her pet bunny.

              • Nia M.

                I don't hate anyone. Stop be delusional . I am just telling the truth. The truth hurts sometimes . You desperately need counseling concerning your super fandom of J-Law. Are you on Jennifer Lawrence's payroll ? Are you a president of her fan club ? We can just agree to disagree on J-Law . I am just not a fan of Jennifer's one dimensional and emotionally-free acting style. Plus, her blank facial expressions. Also, I am not a fan of the acting of Lindsay Lohan , Megan Fox , Jessica Alba , Jessica Biel , Kristen Stewart , and Kate Hudson . Will that make you happy ?

                Again , Jimmy Stewart and Ben Kingsley are trained actors. They both come from a stage background . The actors /actresses that stand out the most come from a theater background . Yes, their are some exceptions.

                When celebrities publicly compliment each other or bash each other , I don't always take it seriously . Besides , why do you need to use the names of Blanchett and Cotillard to defend your love for Jennifer Lawrence ? After Cate won her Oscar , she praised her fellow nominees . Praising Amy Adams , Sandra Bullock ,etc… Blanchett was being very respectful and courteous , but I didn't take her compliments very seriously ( all winners compliments their fellow nominees ) . For example, she mentioned that her buddy Amy Adams is great in every role . I don't agree with that opinion . Even though I adore Blanchett .

    • Nia M.

      Agreed.

      • MDM4

        Disagree. Well, look at that....more people seem to agree with Jake and i than you. How about that?. Majority rules sweetheart.

  • Brodie D.

    I'm still pulling for Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) to at least get a nom.

    • Nia M.

      Ben Affleck looks to be giving another wooden performance , that it may hurt Rosamund's chances for an Oscar nomination .

      • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3769949/ thatpj

        That is actually part of the character he is playing this time though

  • PJ Edwards

    This one is tougher then the guys. I got Amy FTW too.

    Amy Adams - Big Eyes*
    Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
    Meryl Streep - Into the Woods
    Michelle Williams - Suite Francaise
    Cate Blanchett- Carol

  • http://www.cinemaconfessions.com/ Gautam Anand

    Quite a comprehensive list. Happy to see both my suggestions - Naomi Watts, While We're Young and Jessica Chastain, Miss Julie up there.

    Meanwhile, Brad an upfront tip for Best Supporting Actress predictions. I didn't see Bill Murray in your Best Actor Predictions for St. Vincent Van Vuys but that hardly matters because the real deal of that film is Naomi Watts playing a pregnant Russian strip girl. I know none of the predictions out there have put either Naomi or Murray but having read the screenplay of the film and with the knowledge that Weinsteins are behind the film with awards friendly release date... I am confident Watts will be a very strong contender for Best Supporting Actress. If it turns out as good as it is on paper, I say she wins it.. all.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      What is the link to your official Naomi Watts fan club page again? ;)

      • http://www.cinemaconfessions.com/ Gautam Anand

        Ha. I am Watts fan .. no question about that. But I am fan of several others too ..

        Having read the screenplay, I was just stating something that I thought many were completely oblivious to. Anyway, come October, you will see people jumping on Watts bandwagon.. I am pretty confident about that..
        Not only Watts, if the film turns out well.. put it right into Silver Linings slot. It's that kind of film. Could score many nominations.

        • Stergios

          Couldn't agree more with you Gautam Anand. I haven't read "St. Vincent" screenplay, but I'm 100% sure that Naomi Watts is worthy of an Oscar for it. She's a tremendous actress and she will surely be fantastic, especially since she plays so against the type there.

  • literatebrit

    People probably will be upset at me for this and accuse me of being overly PC, but I really wish there were more non-white contenders. The only one is Gugu Mbatha-Raw and I don't see that movie getting Oscars just because people might not want 2 slavery movies in a row to win.

    • RBBrittain

      Her character Dido Belle was NOT a slave, except perhaps on a legal technicality that was later done away with; she certainly wasn't RAISED a slave. (Her story supposedly inspired a court ruling by her relative Lord Mansfield which partially ended slavery in England.) Still, her biggest obstacle may be her competing for Best Actress instead of Supporting Actress; while 5 of the last 8 Supporting Actress winners have been "of color" (4 black, 1 Hispanic), there hasn't been a black Best Actress winner since Halle Berry.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JimmyB/ Jimmy B

    Unless they chose to expand the role (wouldn't surprise me), Streep is probably more of a supporting player in Into The Woods.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/PzyKo/ Max

      The role already is a co-lead to begin with. And considering 4 of Streep's last five Best Actress noms were for co-lead or supporting performances, expect her to be in this category.

  • Joyce Tyler

    Seems possible that Jessica Chastain will be nominated in two categories: Best actress for Eleanor Rigby (since there's no indication yet that Miss Julie has a distributor for North America), and Best Supporting Actress for A Most Violent Year.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

      Rigby has really been gaining my interest.

  • http://letterboxd.com/mrthejarret/ Jarret

    Lots of competition this year.
    1. Amy Adams - Big Eyes
    2. Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
    3. Jessica Chastain - One of the things she's in (or all 3)
    4. Cate Blanchett - Carol
    5. Meryl Streep - Into The Woods

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/PzyKo/ Max

      How could Jessica Chastain be nominated for all three performances?

  • RBBrittain

    You sure you didn't just get Amy Adams to the top by alphabetizing the list? She's been nommed & snubbed so many times, I won't believe she's a contender till I see it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ghislaine/ ghislaine

    I want to see so many of these!

    For a woman making a lonely trek in the wilderness, I'd rather see Mia Wasikowska in Tracks than Reese Witherspoon in Wild (although I like Witherspoon).

    Another performance I'd like to see that isn't mentioned is Keira Knightley in Begin Again. That film, by the director of Once, might do well by being more cheerful than the other contenders.

  • Kingsley_Zissou

    Every year should be Rooney Mara year.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/eoindaly2k11/ Eoin Daly

    It's nice this year to see such great female roles for leading women compared to recent years. My top 5 consists of:

    Amy Adams, Big Eyes
    Jessica Chastain, Miss Julie
    Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
    Hilary Swank, The Homesman
    Reese Witherspoon, Wild

    I agree with you in Adams and Witherspoon getting nominated and any combination of women I come up with I do not see how anyone else could beat Adams as it will be her third nomination in a row and sixth overall within 9 years. I believe Chastain is borderline in A Most Violent Year and with her two strong lead roles I see A24 pushing her supporting and my lead push I trust for her is Miss Julie if only they would announce a film festival debut and at this point I see Venice being the best choice. Streep will be nominated with every baity role this year proved and Swank has such a great role that it will finally be her return. My next 5 complete my top 10:

    Bérénice Bejo, The Search
    Jessica Chastain, Eleanor Rigby
    Carey Mulligan, Suffragette
    Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
    Michelle Williams, Suite française
    Williams was for so long in my predictions but after reading the book there is nothing really award worthy to her role. I also include Chastain for Eleanor Rigby and hope the Cannes cut creates a great film for her. Pike I feel could easily fit into the top 5 especially how crazy her character is but I do not believe in a story like Gone Girl going well with Oscar. Bejo and Mulligan are previous nominees with hopefully good work for them but at this point I trust my top 5.

  • Max Gionvalla

    Emily blunt is terrible and i heard she used to be a prostitute.

    • Jake

      Careful Max, you're going to tick off Nia M. (see exchanges with MDM4 and me above). She's a big Emily Blunt fan, and when she takes a disliking to you she is absolutely pathological about it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/MovieFan/ Israel Valencia

    Cate Blanchett: Knights of Cups or Carol
    Charlize Theron: Dark Places
    Rosamund Pike: Gone Girl
    Amy Adams: Big Eyes•
    Berenice Bejo: The Search

    I don't see her in Brad's list so I'm surprised to see Charlize Theron not getting a mention for Dark Places. She's a former winner and Dark Places is based on the book written by Gillian Flynn the same person who wrote Gone Girl. Who knows maybe both her books get actress nominations

  • Stergios

    Don't bother voting. Just give Marion Cotillard her second Oscar for "The Immigrant" already. She deserves it more than anyone, that's for sure.

    • Dennis Martin

      She didn't deserve the first one.

      • Stergios

        I totally respect your opinion, man, but that's just insane. Objectively speaking, for anyone with the slightest knowledge of acting and the art of cinema, not only she absolutely deserved her first Oscar, it was also the most deserving acting Oscar of all time for the best performance of all time, male or female. She didn't deserve the first one? Jesus Christ! Have you seen "La vie en rose"? I sincerely believe that with her unmatched work in this fim she truly
        pushed acting to another level. Watching her transform into the
        legendary Edith Piaf is like an otherwordly experience. She inhabits her
        character so completely it ends up extremely scary. It doesn't feel
        like a performance at all. You find yourself thinking you're watching
        the most crucial parts of Edith Piaf's tormented existence unfolding in
        front of your eyes. No-holds-barred, Cotillard dares to abandon herself
        into her role in a way no actress in the history of cinema can claim she
        did. Body and soul, she gives her all. It's a marvel to watch, an
        unforgettable tour de force, a performance for the ages. As for her work since... God, everything she's done is Oscar-worthy. With every performance she gives, she redefines the term of acting, it's really as if she pushes acting to a whole another level. From the legendary Edith Piaf of "La vie en rose" and the disturbed Mal of "Inception" to the long-suffering wife of Day-Lewis' Guido in "Nine" and the emotionally shattered amuptee from "Rust and bone", Marion Cotillard has dedicated herself to her craft in a way no actor/actress can ever claim he/she ever did. I'm a movies lover by birth, I've worked as both a movie critic and a screenwriter, I've watched thousands of movies and performances in my life thus far, yet I've never, literally ever seen something like what she did in "La vie en rose". That's just acting of the highest order. Seriously, Cotillard portrayed Edith Piaf, as it role as if the soul of her
        character has penetrated into every part of her body. I simply cannot
        explain how is it possible for her to do something like that. There has never been an actress (nor there will ever be, I'm pretty sure about that) that can reach her otherwordly talent in acting,her unmatched technical skills, her obviously limitless depth, her level of commitment to every role she so brilliantly portrays on screen or on stage and her constant desire to take risks. She has been absolutely incredible in every
        film she's been in (yep, that includes "The Dark Knight Rises" and even
        her cameo in the sequel of "Anchorman"). She should have had at least
        15 oscar wins by now. Literally. It's not only a shame that she has
        never been nominated again for an Oscar after
        grabbing her first one back in 2008 for giving the best female
        performance ever put on screen in "La vie en rose", it's inconceivable. As for the masterpiece of a performance she delivered this year with "The immigrant", there's really nothing left to say. Her performance as Ewa Cybulska is so powerful that can overshadow any performance given by an actress of the last five years. It's such a miracle of a performance no one's work can even come close. It's almost absurd to watch actresses of indisputable qualities but also undoubtedly obvious limitations like Sandra Bullock scoring nomination after nomination and the incomparable Marion Cotillard having only one nomination (and the most deserved win ever, as well, alright). Sorry man, but anyone who says Cotillard didn't deserve her first Oscar doesn't know shit about acting.

  • Dennis Martin

    Early word on Big Eyes has not been good - overrated Amy may be passed by once again.

  • michaeldal65

    I doubt it for Mirren. That accent is is shocking.