These are the Best Actress nominees for 2015. Feel free to vote for your pick.
Jennifer Lawrence……kidding, kidding, although I’m not harshly critical of her perf here.
All of these women are terrific, so for those ‘other’ reasons, I’ll go with the sublime Saoirse Ronan. She’s so natural here, sublime, credible, heart-breaking, and a charmer.
Brie Larson’s the best, by a landslide IMO.
This is one of those lineup, where the easier answer would be whom not to give it, as there is only one standout performance for not winning it – Lawrence. The other four were sublime… OK, Blanchett won in 2014, so she has enough of Oscar gold (for now, heh). Now, the trio – Rampling, Larson and Ronan… Who deserved it most? I really have no idea. Perhaps Rampling, because it was such quiet, yet brilliant performance, while Larson was much louder… Ronan owned every scene she was in…
So, Blanchett by default fanboyism, Rampling by all the other criteria (by a hair’s breadth)