(I was going to post this on the thread about the Best Supporting Actress Oscar race, but as I have searched & searched for it (7 pages – my eyes might have missed it?), and tried the search engine as well but couldn’t remember the title of it – the titles of threads are awful to remember – if someone wants to merge this with that one, great! I’ve just gotten tired of searching for that other thread)
O.K., saw Spotlight today – is there any chance that Rachel McAdams will get Oscar, GG, SAG, or other nominations for her subtle lumious quiet performance in Spotlight? She doesn’t get to “chew the scenery”, it’s just an honest and beautiful performance of a woman reporter doing her job and doing it expertly. She has terrific scenes with Mark Ruffalo and with the actress who plays her mother (their scene towards the end made me cry) and also with the gay victim (ironically, I can tell you that the filmmakers cheated in that scene where they are walking together during an interview: the scene begins with them working in the Boston Commons near Beacon St., but the end of the scene in front of a church is actually in the South End!) (; I have her in fifth place, pending seeing Jennifer Jason Leigh, Diane Ladd, and category placements for Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Rooney Mara (Carol). This performance is up there with Joan Allen’s in Room, Kate Winslet’s in Steve Jobs, and the luminous terrific Elizabeth Banks (my personal #1) for Love & Mercy. There are more films to see, but Spotlight is so amazing, and Ms. McAdams is the only female ensemble member (there is no real “lead” performer in the film; Mark Ruffalo is top-billed, but it’s truly an ensemble, the “lead” is the story). This is a really special performance she gives, but it doesn’t have the histrionics that are usually associated with Oscar nominations and wins… so, can the love for Spotlight translate into a nomination for Rachel McAdams???
She has a good chance and I would love to see this “McAdams trying to get her first ever Oscar nomination every year” stuff disappear. She’s long overdue for that nomination. And she’s lucky as basically she’s the only significant female in a male-centered film, so all the attention is on her.
^ Agreed that she’s long overdue, I would love to see her ride wave to a nomination a la Emma Stone in Birdman.
OOPS! I accidently posted this in the Daytime TV section; does anyone know how I go about moving this over to the Movies section? Gracias! (:
I loved Spotlight and Rachel McAdams quiet dignified yet luminous and beautiful performance! (: