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Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role:

Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Saorise Ronan – Lady Bird

Meryl Streep – The Post

Who I’m Cheering For: I don’t know if anyone here completely ‘doesn’t belong’ this year.  I’ll go with Robbie just for proving (again) she can do more than be the sexpot.

Who Should Win: Let’s not underestimate being a leading character who’s a mute means.  I’d say Sally Hawkins here.

Who Will Win: McDormand.  The people love her and she only seems to do films now once every few years.

 

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‘Lady Bird’

 

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It’s exciting (and a little sad) to think of how much good territory there still is to cover in genre films, simply by seeing these stories through the eyes of different storytellers (and by extension, different protagonists.)  I personally feel ‘Get Out’/horror was the best example this awards season, but ‘Lady Bird’/coming of age is a fresh take in its own way too.

A California teenager butts heads with their parents (and everyone else).  They take their first real steps into love and sex. We’ve been seeing this genre since…’Rebel Without a Cause’ right?  And yet, off the top of my head…I can’t tell you when was the last time (if ever) I’ve seen it told through the eyes of a teenage girl.

Saoirse Ronan is the real deal if you didn’t know.  She NAILS the accent, she nails all the insecurities of the teenage years, she’s carrying movies and I don’t think she’s 25 yet?  And Laurie Metcalf carries her share of what’s essentially a ‘two-hander’;  probably a little harder on her daughter than necessary, but with good intentions.  The working title of this was evidently ‘Mothers and Daughters’; that may not be as marketable, but it’s definitely a perfect fit.

Recommend.

 

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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: