Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Brie Larson – Room
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Who Should Win: Cate has been here. You can kind of feel the people are wearing on J.Law. No more ‘Hunger Games’ helps, but she may need to do the Natalie Portman/Anne Hathaway ‘lay low’ move for a minute (and she’s still really young which is part of it). Brie should win here.
Who I’m Not Cheering For: Charlotte Rampling.
Who I’m Cheering For and Who Will Win: She’s paid her dues (which actors love) and from the Q&A I went to, she seems to have remain grounded from all the years before this. Brie Larson.
Here are the nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Matt Damon – the Martian
Leonardo Dicaprio – the Revenant
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – the Danish Girl
Who Should Win: By degree of difficulty…it should be Redmayne going back to back right? That might be my Method bias…
Who I’m Not Cheering For: Matt Damon
Who I’m Cheering For and Who Will Win: