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Love Affair (1994) - as "A Year With Kate" nears its conclusion

A YEAR WITH KATE... 2 episodes left

 "A really beautiful look into the careers of one of my favorite actors, but it's made me consider the careers of so many different actors and how the great ones adapt to eras while still staying true to themselves. This is a special, lovely series. I both cannot wait for and am so sad for the end next week.-John T

 

Beauty vs. Beast

Rhett is all "as if i could lose this poll" - Have you voted?

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87th Oscars. The Oscar Contenders of 2014 - For prediction, discussion and entertainment purposes only. This is not a endorsement of quality work, especially since no one has seen the pictures yet!

 discuss on the blog

Predictions as of Dec 19th
It seems strange to say it but despite no precursor attention, Ejogo & Dern still seem like viable spoilers. If either of them unexpectedly rises in the new few weeks, anyone else (save Arquette) could fall. Whenever you have a situation where one person is an indisputed frontrunner (Patricia Arquette) strange things can happen on preferential balloting since there are far less #1 votes to go around

Patricia Arquette
never nominated
"Mom"
Boyhood
(IFC)
July 11th

Emma Stone
never nominated
"Sam"
Birdman
(Fox Searchlight)
Oct 17th

Jessica Chastain
2 nominations
A Most Violent Year
(A24)
Dec 31st

 Keira Knightley
1 nomination
"Joan Clark"
The Imitation Game
(Weinstein Co)
Nov 21st
Meryl Streep
18 noms | 3 wins
Into the Woods
(Disney)
Dec 25th

She's the MVP of the arguable frontrunner and brave enough to let herself age in one movie without any makeup but merely with time.

awards
 NYFCC most critics groups
nom:
SpiritSAGGLOBE
BFCA,OFCS, Gotham

Oscar loves their young starlets and this feels like the right time to make a play for a first nod. Doesn't hurt that it's a showy role in a Best Picture threat.

awards
+ 1 critics group
nom:
SpiritSAGGLOBE
BFCA

It's been another big year for her and she's very entertaining in the film. Interstellar & Eleanor Rigby passions get funnelled here

awards
NBR 
nom:
Spirit, , GLOBE
BFCA,OFCS,

She's great as the fiancee and friend to the gay lead but is the enthusiasm there for multiple acting nods for the movie? The campaign needs to rev up, don't you think?

awards
1 critics group
nom:
SAGGLOBE
BFCA, BIFA (lead)

The Witch is the marquee role even if it's not a true lead. They'll nominate Meryl for virtually anything... and this is a very cool role.

awards
n/a
nom:
SAGGLOBE
BFCA

Tier 2 - Dark Horses

Laura Dern
1 nomination
"Bobbi"
Wild
(Fox Searchlight)
Dec 5th

INTERVIEW

Carmen Ejogo
never nominated
"Coretta Scott King"
Selma
(Paramount)
December

Rene Russo
never nominated
"Nina"
Nightcrawler(Open Road)
Oct 31st

Tilda Swinton
1 nom | 1 win
"Mason"
Snowpiercer

(Weinstein Co)
June 27th

Anna Kendrick
1 nomination
"Cinderella"
Into the Woods
(Disney)
Dec 25th

 

She's playing a woman dying of cancer so that's baity enough. AMPAS might be happy to have her back, especially since she was all over the place last year fighting for her Dad's nomination.

awards
n/a
nom:
n/a

She was terrific in the little seen Sparkle so she's a breakout waiting to happen. She nails her big scene but the nature of the narrative requires her to have very little screen time. She'll beed the film's heat to pull her in.

awards
n/a
nom:
Spirit, Image

This fiery performance will make you furious that Hollywood has given her nothing to do for years. But will the Academy watch this weird dark indie even with the significant buzz around Jake Gyllenhaal's performance?

awards
+ 1 critics group
noms
n/a

Well, she certainly stands out. This film, which should have been a much bigger hit given its WOM 'whatsit? wow' impressions, had they not sacrificed it immediately to the ondemand gods lingers in the min. So does Tilda Swinton aiming for the Oscar nod that falls under the "remember that weird lady?!" category Nick once described on the podcast

awards
+1 critics group
noms
BFCA, OFCS,

Kendricks will nail the singing and humor of Cinderella. She's in demand which should help that "it's her time" feeling. On the other hand she's only a truly huge star when it comes to young audiences and the internet... maybe not to AMPAS quite yet.

awards
n/a
noms
n/a

 

Tier 3 - Extreme Long Shots

Carrie Coon
never nominated
"Margo"
Gone Girl

(Fox)
Oct 3rd

INTERVIEW

Naomi Watts
2 nominations
"Lesley"
Birdman
(Fox Searchlight)
October 17th
Marion Bailey
never nominated
"Sophia Booth"
Mr Turner
(SPC)
Dec 19th
Kristen Stewart
never nominated
"Lydia"
Still Alice
(SPC)
Qualifier

Imelda Staunton
1 nomination
"Hefina"
Pride
(CBS Films)

If AMPAS members love Gone Girl - or even if they're lukewarm but can't stop thinking about it -- they could do a lot worse than coronating Carrie Coon (The Leftovers)

awards
n/a
noms
n/a

 

Actresses playing actresses is a trick that usually goes over pretty well for critics and Oscar voters. But will they be able to see past Emma to fall for Naomi's exasperated insecure thespian?

awards
n/a
noms
SAG (different film)

Mike Leigh movies generally have amazing casts and she's the warmest character and most delightful in the movie. And yet, late December... it didn't work for Another Year

awards
n/a
noms
n/a

I'm more surprised than anyone that she keeps making interesting movies with great actors who are upping her game. She's converting previous non-fans. Can she grab on to Julianne's coattails?

awards
n/a
noms
n/a

She's delightful in this adorable movie but will they even see it? It's quite the longshot since it's more of an ensemble win than for any individual performer.

awards
BIFA
noms
n/a

OTHER SUPPORTING ACTRESSES
...Vote Siphoning?

Katharine Waterston  - Inherent Vice
Agata Kulesza - Ida (LAFCA)
Kim Dickens - Gone Girl
Viola Davis - Get On Up / Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (Image Nod)
Naomi Watts - St. Vincent (SAG Nod)
Marisa Tomei - Love is Strange
Uma Thurman - Nymphomaniac
Dorothy Atkinson - Mr Turner (BIFA Nod
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Frank  (BIFA Nod