“Suffragette’s” reviews have been decent, but maybe a little low for a top Oscar contender trying to hold onto attention in a busy fall movie season. Meanwhile, “Far from the Madding Crowd’s” reviews were actually a notch better on MetaCritic and significantly better on Rotten Tomatoes. It opened a while back, but could Mulligan actually pull a nomination for that film instead of “Suffragette”?
Having just seen Suffragette, I would prefer Madding Crowd. Just a stronger movie in general with a stronger performance from Mulligan
I loved Mulligan in Madding Crowd, which I also liked as a movie. I was under the impression that she specifically had stronger reviews for her performance in Suffragette, and it should be more about the performance than the film around it. But I think it’s a refreshingly strong bench for her to be sort of on the line for either performance — but I think there still is a populist appeal to her Suffragette role that can get her in over someone that online pundits are pimping for now.
No, because no one is talking about that performance.
She will be lucky to score a nom for anything this year.
I don’t see why not. I’ve seen both films, and Far From the Madding Crowd is far superior to Suffragette. Mulligan’s performances in both are excellent, but her portrayal of Bathsheba seemed to play more to her strengths, she really examines the character. I would also like to point out that, if Madding Crowd is getting traction in the Costume and Production design categories, they will be watching the film. Hopefully that will also put Michael Sheen in the conversation for Supporting Actor, as he gives one of the best Supporting performances of the year so far.