Saturday, January 10, 2015

Have You Met the Oscar Contenders?

Over at The Film Experience, I just finished up a weekly series I've been doing since October called "Meet the Contenders". Each weekend from a newly released film, I selected an actor looking to score their first Oscar nomination and highlighted their performance. Not all of them will have a legitimate shot at even being in the running, but I really wanted to shine the light on certain actors or bring certain actors doing great work into the conversation. So, head on over and read about them all before nominations are announced on Thursday morning!

Meet the Contenders

Best Actor
Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz in Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game
Oscar Isaac as Abel Morales in A Most Violent Year
David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma

Best Actress
Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne in Gone Girl
Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons as Fletcher in Whiplash
Sam Rockwell as Craig in Laggies
Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods

Best Supporting Actress
Emma Stone as Sam Thomson in Birdman
Rene Russo as Nina Romina in Nightcrawler
Kristen Stewart as Lydia Howland in Still Alice
Katherine Waterston as Shasta Fey Hepworth in Inherent Vice

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