Your Best Actress Choices for 2012

For the films of 2012

Please select your top five choices

Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
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Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
Keira Knightley - Anna Karenina
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Maggie Smith - Quartet
Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts - The Impossible
Rachel Weitz - The Deep Blue Sea
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Re: Your Best Actress Choices for 2012

Postby mojoe92 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:58 am

Number 1 Choice is
1- Quvenzhane Wallis
2- Naomi Watts
3- Emmanule Riva
4- Jennifer Lawrence
5- Jessica Chastain

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Re: Your Best Actress Choices for 2012

Postby ksrymy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:09 pm

As of right now, my nominees, alphabetically, would be:

1. Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
2. Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone
3. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
4. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
5. Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

6. Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
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Re: Your Best Actress Choices for 2012

Postby Snick's Guy » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:06 pm

This really is a weak year to come up with five worthy nominees

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Re: Your Best Actress Choices for 2012

Postby Sabin » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:09 pm

I haven't seen nearly enough, but I'm liking my list a bit more these days...

1. Ann Dowd, Compliance
2. Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister’s Sister
3. Emmanuel Riva, Amour
4. Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
5. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
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Re: Your Best Actress Choices for 2012

Postby Uri » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:32 pm

Who, for god’s sake, votes here? I've just seen The Impossible this afternoon. What I’m going to say has nothing to do with the quality of it (I, personally, found it to be the kind of sleazy re-enactment one sees on TV reality channels, only with better production values and recognizable performers). But for whatever one may think of it, objectively there is nothing in Watts’ performance – not content wise, not quantity wise, no nothing – which amounts to something which deserves an award consideration. It’s not that she’s bad – but all she’s required to do here is to be an efficient vessel for an extremely limited character arch – first the picture perfect wife and mother, than a suffering victim of the elements. And she is not even the lead here. Tom Holland who plays her son is. I was sitting there, waiting anxiously for her PERFORMANCE to start – and it never did.

Once again, there is something so depressingly lazy in this current award mentality, in which everything seems to be about preconceived notions so the contents and merits of films themselves are practically negligible. So – a respectable, nominateable actress playing a heroic, real life character = award consideration. And I see it here and everywhere else – countless discussions, analysis, predictions regarding movies no one have actually seen nor particularly interested in seeing. It’s really not about the films at all anymore - and in a way it’s fitting, since there really aren't any films worth caring for out there anymore – it’s about the thrill of this reality show called “Awards Season”. Whatever.

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Your Best Actress Choices for 2012

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:38 am

Who are your top five choices among the Oscar front-runners to be nominated for Best Actress?
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