Monday, January 06, 2014

Oscar Prediction: All Best Actress Nominees Are Already Winners

This predictions not too bold, but the prospect kind of interesting. This year's lead lady Oscar contenders isn't necessarily a shallow pool, but there are some definite leading ladies who's name's simply seem to sound right when it comes to Oscar. The Actress Oscar Club might not grow at all this year - in fact, I predict that the 5 Oscar nominees in the lead actress category have already won an Oscar previously.

Here's my predictions, as well as their current films and previous nomination/win record.

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • 1 win for supporting actress (The Aviator, 2004)
  • 2 nominations lead actress (Elizabeth, 1998; Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 2007)
  • 3 nominations supporting actress (Notes on a Scandal, 2006; I'm Not There, 2007)

    Sandra Bullock, Gravity
    • 1 win for lead actress (The Blindside, 2009)
    • 1 nomination for lead actress (The Blindside, 2009)

    Judi Dench, Philomena
    • 1 win for supporting actress (Shakespeare In Love, 1998)
    • 4 nominations for lead actress (Mrs Brown, 1997; Iris, 2001; Mrs. Henderson Presents, 2005; Notes on a Scandal, 2006)
    • 2 nominations for supporting actress (Shakespeare in Love, 1998; Chocolat, 2000)

    Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
    • 2 wins for lead actress (Sophie's Choice, 1982; The Iron Lady, 2012)
    • 1 win for supporting actress (Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979)
    • 14 nominations for lead actress (The French Lieutenant's Woman, 1981; Sophie's Choice, 1982; Silkwood, 1983; Out of Africa, 1985; Ironweed, 1987; Evil Angels, 1988; Postcards from the Edge, 1990; The Bridges of Madison County, 1995; One True Thing, 1998; Music of the Heart, 1999; The Devil Wears Prada, 2006; Doubt, 2008; Julie & Julia, 2009; The Iron Lady, 2011)
    • 3 nominations for supporting actress (The Deer Hunter, 1978; Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979; Adaptation, 2002)

    Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
    • 1 win for lead actress (Howards End, 1992)
    • 3 nominations for lead actress (Howards End, 1992, The Remains of the Day, 1993; Sense and Sensibility, 1995)
    • 1 nomination for supporting actress (In The Name of the Father, 1993)
    • (Also 1 win for adapted screenplay: Sense and Sensibility, 1995)

    1 comment:

    joe burns said...

    It is interesting! It was the same way last year with all the Best Supporting Actor nominees, all of them had taken home an Oscar statuette. Perhaps it'll be a kind of motif this decade, at least one category will have all the nominees be previous Oscar winners. Statistics are fun!


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