Once again, I've entered Nathaniel's Best Actress Psychic contest over at The Film Experience. Yes, yes, it's April. It's too soon. But it's always fun to see how our spit-balling looks in nine months. My picks for Best Actress:
THE PREVIOUS NOMINEE; THE "LIGHT" ONE
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Robin Wright Penn, The Conspirator
Hilary Swank, Betty Anne Waters
As of now, I give the edge to either Wright Penn or Bening. But, really, this is all just spitting around, pissing in the wind, cliche that doesn't fit the circumstances.
And just for fun, some other categories to consider:
Fair Game, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, London Boulevard, Never Let Me Go, Rabbit Hole, The Tree of Life, The Way Back
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life (Oscar Nom for The Thin Red Line)
John Cameron Mitchell, Rabbit Hole
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Peter Weir, The Way Back (Oscar Noms for Witness, Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Fighter (Oscar Noms for Junebug and Doubt)
Helena Bonham-Carter, The King's Speech (Oscar Nom for The Wings of the Dove)
Elle Fanning, Somewhere
Melissa Leo, The Fighter (Oscar Nom for Frozen River)
Kerry Washington, Mother and Child
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Oscar Win for Wall Street)
Colin Farrell, London Boulevard
Colin Firth, The King's Speech (Oscar Nom for A Single Man)
Sean Penn, Fair Game (Oscar Wins for Mystic River and Milk)
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter (Oscar Nom for The Departed)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Ed Harris, The Way Back (Oscar Noms for The Truman Show, Pollock and The Hours)
Sam Rockwell, Betty Anne Waters
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech (Oscar Win for Shine)
Mark Strong, The Way Back
I find it hilarious how every year Annette Bening has a potential Oscar-winning role, Swank comes right in there with a buzzier one. I feel bad for Bening, but at least time get a kick out of the unfortunate odds.
Also, La Kidman for the win.
Go Annette! And Nicole!
Peter - You are a dark and twisted soul ;)
Jude - Right on, brother or sister, right on!
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