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  • Marcus Dixon
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    Oscar fans, which lead category are you having more trouble narrowing down this year: Best Actor or Best Actress? Which of the two is the tougher race of 2015?

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    FilmGuy619
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    Best Actress. I must say that it is amazing that Best Actress is pretty hard to predict. Usually, Best Actor is so competitive. But this time around, I think Best Actor is still a Leo-Fassy matchup.

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    ENGLAND
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    I do think Fassbender will sweep the Best Actor category. Best Actress seems to be tougher this year.

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    Patrick
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    I would have to say Best Actress simply due to the sheer volume of viable and deserving contenders (similar to last year’s Best Actor race). Some very strong Best Actress contenders who could win will unfortunately (and inevitably) be snubbed. It’s great to finally have a Best Actress race like this, where there are so many great roles and performances from leading ladies that it will be difficult to narrow it down to just five.

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    manakamana
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    Absolutely Best Actress. I don’t think Fassbender would even be that competitive if he were in Actress right now. It’s so packed that people like Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander are slipping over into supporting for no good reason. 

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    KyleBailey
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    Though neither have a locked winner, Actress is still the most unclear. Actor at least has two people you can see being a frontrunner (Fassbender/Redmayne). Actress right now is more anyone’s game right now. 

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    AMG
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    To get it to five, in Best Actress you have to narrow down a list nearly three times as long. For Best Actor, I’m having to extend the list just to get five in my predictions.

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    Eddy Q
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    The race isn’t so much for Best Actor as it is for 5th place in Best Actor.It’s a little like Best Actress last year, when 4 people were pretty much locked down (presuming DiCaprio doesn’t disappoint) and the last spot was a bit of a mystery.

    Best Actress this year is doing my head in. It would be easier if Joy ended up being a flop, but not bloody likely. 

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    AviChristiaans
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    Best Actress. (Larson, Lawrence, Ronan, Rampling, Mulligan, Blanchett, Tomlin, Smith).

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    Baby Clyde
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    Best Actress. (Larson, Lawrence, Ronan, Rampling, Mulligan, Blanchett, Tomlin, Smith).

    I’ve seen 6 of these and all except the fabulous Tomlin are disappointing in one way or another (Smith less so than the others).

    It’s great to see so many genuine contenders but I do think that the eventual lineup will still be somewhat underwhelming.

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    AviChristiaans
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    [quote=”AviChristiaans”]

    Best Actress. (Larson, Lawrence, Ronan, Rampling, Mulligan, Blanchett, Tomlin, Smith).

    I’ve seen 6 of these and all except the fabulous Tomlin are disappointing in one way or another (Smith less so than the others).

    It’s great to see so many genuine contenders but I do think that the eventual lineup will still be somewhat underwhelming.
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    I can understand Saoirse Ronan’s subtle (yet brillaint) performance being  too subdued for some. But do you really see Brie Larson and Charlotte Rampling’s performances as disappointing? And not worthy of nominations?

    Considering those two performances have way more substance and execution as to what Julianne Moore did for Still Alice last year?

    Especially Brie Larson in Room. And Rampling in the last 18 minutes of 45 Years
     
     Hell, even Mulligan gives a similair performance in Suffragette with Moore in Still Alice. She doesn’t piss her pants and cries through her predicament, but she rises, she holds and she facilitates a great performance in a medoicre film (since that was what Still Alice the film was).

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I think it’s about equal. There are 8 or 9 serious contenders for the 5 spots in both cases.

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    Baby Clyde
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    [quote=”Baby Clyde”]

    [quote=”AviChristiaans”]

    Best Actress. (Larson, Lawrence, Ronan, Rampling, Mulligan, Blanchett, Tomlin, Smith).

    I’ve seen 6 of these and all except the fabulous Tomlin are disappointing in one way or another (Smith less so than the others).

    It’s great to see so many genuine contenders but I do think that the eventual lineup will still be somewhat underwhelming.
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    I can understand Saoirse Ronan’s subtle (yet brillaint) performance being  too subdued for some.

    I liked Ronan very much in Brooklyn but I didn’t think she was award worthy. Very good performance but doesn’t seem like and Oscar winner to me.

    But do you really see Brie Larson and Charlotte Rampling’s performances as disappointing? And not worthy of nominations?

    I haven’t seen Larson yet and whilst Rampling’s was my most anticipated performance of the year again it’s no remotely the kind of performance that usually attracts Oscar noms. The film also does her no favours with it’s ambiguous ending and a co star that steals the show. I’d love nothing more than Rampling to win but I expected more. Would be more than happy for her to be nominated.

    Considering those two performances have way more substance and execution as to what Julianne Moore did for Still Alice last year?

    That’s a matter of opinion.

    Especially Brie Larson in Room. And Rampling in the last 18 minutes of 45 Years?

    Courtney completely steals the end of the 45 Years.
     

    Hell, even Mulligan gives a similair performance in Suffragette with Moore in Still Alice. She doesn’t piss her pants and cries through her predicament, but she rises, she holds and she facilitates a great performance in a medoicre film (since that was what Still Alice the film was).

    I agree Still Alice wasn’t much of a film but don’t really see the similarities with Suffragette. Moore’s long overdue win wasn’t one of her best to be honest but she lucked out in a piss poor year for Best Actress.

    Have you seen Tomlin, Blanchett and Smith?

    So far my ranking…..

    1 – Tomlin
    2 – Smith (Kind of I could easily move her down once I’ve decided if she was coasting or not)
    3 – Rampling

    (“YEA FOR THE GERIATRICS” as Geraldine Page would say)

    4 – Ronan
    5 – Mulligan
    6 – Blanchett

    What I meant by my initial comment is that sometimes you have an amazing lineup of actresses where losers would have been easy winners in other years (1937, 1941, 1950, 1962, 1967, 1988, 1995, 2006 etc) and decades later still cause heated debate. Despite the abundance of contenders this year I don’t really see them as performances that will engender the same kind of passion in years to come.

    Still to see Larson and Lawrence so that of course could change.

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    Eddy Q
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    I haven’t seen Larson yet and whilst Rampling’s was my most anticipated performance of the year again it’s no remotely the kind of performance that usually attracts Oscar noms. The film also does her no favours with it’s ambiguous ending and a co star that steals the show. I’d love nothing more than Rampling to win but I expected more. Would be more than happy for her to be nominated. 

    The ambiguous ending is exactly what does do her favours. That final shot demonstrates Rampling’s facial expressivity at its best, while Tom Courtenay almost has his back to the camera. 

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    Baby Clyde
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    But it makes the film less satisfactory and we all know that someones emotional reaction to any film makes a difference to how the performances are percieved. The Academy has not exactly shown over the years that appreciating subtlety is its forte. 

    Courtney’s wedding speech 5 minutes before the end is devastating.

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