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Dec 24, 2011

My View On The Academy Awards 2012 (Best Supporting Actress)



Best Supporting Actress

Frontrunners

1. Jessica Chastain (The Help/The Tree Of Life/Take Shelter)
2. Octavia Spencer (The Help)
3. Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)
4. Berenice Bejo (The Artist)


Okay so Jessica Chastain had the best year any new actress can every wish for and with these three movies and a three or four more, i feel like i know her for years. She is the best thing that happened to Hollywood this year and a her talent is beyond words. I personally am unable to tell which movie would she get a nomination for as she have won for Take Shelter, The Help and even The Tree Of Life. Well her The Tree Of Life nomination is now something i don't think will happen but its now more likely The Help or in someway Take Shelter, anyway she is a frontrunner.

On the other hand, Octavia Spencer is a lock too. The Help is a movie i loved for performances and she is a force in the movie and i can't resist to call her one of the best performer of the year. It would be interesting to have two supporting actress nominees from the same movie. I know Academy is going to love everything about The Descendants, from movie itself to the director, from screenplay to George Clooney so Woodley has a chance for nomination. I don't see any strong nominee except her, she got many awards and nominations already except one snub from a major award group but i am sure Academy is going to love her.

Berenice Bejo once again is someone to look forward to. The Artist is a movie everyone love along with the actor Dujardin and she is too a expected nominee.
Unsure About

5. Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus)
6. Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
7. Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
8. Carey Mulligan (Shame)

So who is going to be the fifth nominee if the above four gets nominated? It can be anyone, Redgrave is from a movie nobody actually loved in the screenings and i heard the only reason they were watching it is Redgrave herself. Now her performance and the respect can earn her a nomination but right now i don't see that coming strong, still there is some hope there.

Melissa McCarthy won awards and nominations in past few weeks which is a surprise, i love her in the movie but i don't think that is an Academy friendly performance or movie so i am not sure even though i love her so much. Janet McTeer's performance was the only thing that i honestly loved in the quite bland movie Albert Nobbs. She is terrific but the movie itself is getting bad reviews which may not be good for her but if Academy nominates Glenn Close so i don't see any other reason why they shouldn't nominate her.

I haven't seen Shame but what i see from the previews plus a five minute Featurette is a stunning performance. I really wish she gets her second Oscar nomination.

For Your Consideration

From The Above List:

1. Carey Mulligan (Shame)
2. Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
3. Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)

Others:

1. Judi Dench (J. Edgar/My Week With Marilyn)
2. Evan Rachel Wood (The Ides Of March)

A Big No

1. Sandra Bullock (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)


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