Jackie Kennedy is perhaps the most famous First Lady. Married to John F. Kennedy, the 35th President who was assassinated in 1963, she is best known for restoring the White House, for being a fashion icon and for her elegance and grace. People are still fascinated today with the woman at the center of Camelot, as many films and TV programs have centered on her and her husband. Click through our photo gallery above that highlights all of the actresses who’ve tried to fill Jackie’s pillbox hat.
Natalie Portman (“Jackie”) is the first actress to receive an Oscar nomination for her work as the first lady dealing with the immediate aftermath of her husband’s shooting. According to Gold Derby’s Oscar predictions, Portman is in third place to win Best Actress with odds of 18/1. Currently in first place is the Golden Globe Comedy/Musical, SAG Award and BAFTA winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) with odds of 2/7. In second place is the Golden Globe Drama Actress winner Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) with odds of 11/2.
Even more baffling, of the films that are featured above in our gallery none have been awarded for Best Costume Design for bringing back Jackie Kennedy’s iconic style. That should worry Madeline Fontaine, the costume designer of “Jackie.” Currently, Fontaine is in second place with odds of 2/1. But there is a silver lining in that first place is “La La Land” with odds of 10/11, and a contemporary film has not won Costume Design in 22 years since “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (1994) prevailed.
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