Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SAG Nominees: Best Actress in a Leading Role

My predictions: 2/5, picking only Portman and Stone
Who’s missing: Annette Bening (20th Century Women), Ruth Negga (Loving), Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

This was a really shocking category, boosting Amy Adams (Arrival) for the right movie and inviting in Emily BluntMeryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) made the cut, showing the power of her performance if not the film, which missed out on a Best Ensemble nod. I’m very surprise by Bening’s snub, and a little less so by Negga’s, and I wouldn’t count either of them out of the now much more competitive Oscar competition. Natalie Portman (Jackie) is here as expected, as is Emma Stone (La La Land). I’m curious to see how closely this matches Oscar’s list.

Who could win? With Bening out of the way, Stone and Streep probably won’t be able to beat Portman.

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