For the month of November, a big focus of the film world will be five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams. She stars in “Arrival” and “Nocturnal Animals,” two highly-regarded, much-anticipated movies opening at the height of awards season attention. Let’s take a look back at her 11-year film career with a new photo gallery (view above) featuring her greatest performances prior to these.
The first of this month’s releases is Denis Villeneuve’s critically-acclaimed science-fiction saga “Arrival,” opening on November 11, in which Adams plays a brilliant linguist who is recruited by the government to attempt to communicate with extraterrestrials who have landed in giant pods all over the globe. Surrounded by military advisers, Adams’ character sees the aliens not as threatening but desperate in their attempts to communicate with the human world.
Just one week later, in a role that couldn’t be more different than “Arrival,” Adams stars in Tom Ford‘s stylish thriller “Nocturnal Animals,” winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Adams portrays an L.A. gallery owner trapped in an unhappy marriage, whose world shifts when she receives a book written by her ex-husband. The film will open in select cities on November 18, followed by a full nationwide release on December 9.
Over the course of just nine years, Adams was nominated for five Academy Awards but has yet to win. The first four were for her supporting performances in “Junebug” (2005), “Doubt” (2008), “The Fighter” (2010) and “The Master” (2012). The most recent came for her leading role in “American Hustle” (2013). She has also reaped six Screen Actors Guild Awards bids (winning one as part of the “American Hustle” ensemble) and six Golden Globe nominations (winning Best Comedy/Musical Actress for both “American Hustle” and “Big Eyes,” 2014).
Our new photo gallery looks back at all of those films and more. You won’t see her two movies from 2016 in this gallery, but they will certainly be added down the road.
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