Olivia Colman for The Favourite
Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother of three who is desperate to find a job and improve their lives. She has no luck and a failed lawsuit from a car accident she was in looks as though it is the end of the road. But from that she manages to get a job for Ed Masry at his law firm and finds herself involved in a huge legal case.
An intimate look at the life of country music legend Johnny Cash, from his childhood on a cotton farm and his hostile relationship with his father. His rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, meeting June Carter and the famous recording with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
The top award an actress can hope to win which also means Meryl Streep will somehow be involved! I think this year we have been given five fantastic performances which are all very different and from very different types of films. That certainly shows that this has been a great year for the roles women have been getting, especially considering the very negative time Hollywood has had. This will be a very good celebration for talent and roles.
Let’s have one last look at the actresses who have been nominated for performances in a leading role . . .
So pleased that Emma Stone has won her first Oscar, she’s brilliant in La La Land!
The best actress race has been heating up and everyone thought it was easily Portman’s but Stone has been getting a lot of awards for her performance in La La Land so maybe not as straight forward as everyone first thought. Can you ever really count out Streep? The most nominated actress of all time?
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Brie Larson for Room
I was really hoping for an upset with this one as didn’t think Larson was anything special in Room massively overrated performance.
Always a very interesting award highlight the best leading performances by an actress if they have not been put into the supporting category! Honestly it happens every year, although before looking at each performance individually I will admit that I think this is a pretty poor year for who has been nominated for the leading role performances.
Carol is released in the UK today and I have been looking forward to seeing it for months, after hearing about it while down and in London when the British Film Festival was on. For the premiere I was actually standing so close to the red carpet but couldn’t actually see anything. Cate Blanchett is a double Oscar winner, and been nominated three other times if that doesn’t say something about her incredible ability I don’t know what else will? But she really does have a fantastic range of films and she first came to my attention in Lord of the Rings.
This is where it gets a little disappointing as I have only seen three out of the five nominated performances for this category. I don’t even remember hearing about ‘Two Days, One Night’ when that was released back in the summer in the UK. We are waiting for ‘Still Alice’ to be released which comes out in March sometime. So I will only be able to offer my thoughts on the other three nominees and look forward to seeing ‘Still Alice’ when it is released as well as trying to catch ‘Two Days, One Night’. Although you will probably know that only one actress is getting talked about when it comes to this category!