March 5, 2017 at 10:32 am #1202029724
Dunst’s career is on fiiiiiiiiiiiire, I’m going to watch her kill the shit out of both Woodshock (as a lead) and The Beguiled (as supporting), and then she’s going to direct and work with Yorgos Lanthimos! After all the fantastic work she’s done over such a long career without being recognized, and now she’s working with all these amazing auteurs and has knocked every role out of the park for the last, what, five years, there’s no chance in hell she’s not going to be huge this year.
This is also the year of Pfeiffer. LOOK AT ALL THOSE PROJECTS! Mother! Where is Kyra? Murder on the Orient Express!! If I had to choose right now who was going to take Oscars this year, I’d put my money on her, and…
Annette Bening, both in The Seagull and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool who JUST got snubbed for one of her best roles ever (seriously, Dorothea in 20th Century Women is going to be a classic character).
And then I’d bet on Saoirse Ronan. Again, three movies: On Chesil Beach, The Seagull, and Loving Vincent (this last one probably won’t be a huge deal, but Saoirse definitely will be this year.
So excited to see what these fabulous women do this year. Others are obviously in the running as well, such as the fabulous Glenn Close. Oh, and Naomi Watts and Michelle Williams too, who I also think are overdue, but they’ll get their Oscars with powerhouse lead performances and I think maybe only The Glass Castle looks to be maybe be that way for one of them.March 5, 2017 at 10:43 am #1202029725
Kirsten Dunst!!!!!!!!!! So so pumped for those roles. Really wish they would stop wrapping up Woodshock in so much secrecy. I want some deets!
Would also add Judi Dench, Emma Thompson, and Tessa Thompson (it sounds like this thread should be “Actresses who are overdue” otherwise there’s a thread of Best Actress 2018 contenders)March 5, 2017 at 10:47 am #1202029726
Okay, sorry. Everyone, this thread is about OVERDUE ACTRESSES WHO ARE GETTING IN THIS YEARMarch 5, 2017 at 10:54 am #1202029728
Anyone have any inside knowledge about Woodshock? This is GoldDerby after all…March 6, 2017 at 10:26 am #1202030497
No info on Woodshock to my knowledge. I have to say, comparing this to the Best Actress 2018 thread, everybody just wants to put their prize money on people who have already won as if every performance will just automatically get a nomination (Kate Winslet, JLaw, Brie Larson). I agree that we’d be much better off looking at these actresses who have so many great projects this year but are still Oscar-less.
And Kirsten Dunst is breaking in this year for sure. Her career trajectory is truly amazing. The number of times I have heard people say or write “Never thought Dunst could be so brilliant” after her last few projects is just insane (even for the briefest of scenes in Hidden Figures or Midnight Special). Her years of service to indies will finally pay offMarch 6, 2017 at 10:32 am #1202030523
But I don’t think Kirsten Dunst has a comeback narrative like Michelle Pfeiffer does (Dunst has already made her comeback with Melancholia and Fargo, technically, so she’s been in awards seasons for a while now). Pfeiffer is trying to do something Meg Ryan did with In the Cut or Halle Berry with Frankie and Alice (both didn’t make it, but Pfeiffer’s chances seem better)March 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm #1202030915
Add Glenn Close to this list and, if the performances are what they probably will be, it’ll be the toughest race for Best Lead Actress in years. As much as I love Kirsten, she’d have to take a backseat to one of the other three heavy-hitters who badly deserve an Oscar (like Emma Stone should have done for Isabelle Huppert).March 9, 2017 at 3:08 pm #1202033241
Wanted to pair this discussion with the “Is this Pfeiffer’s comeback year?” threadMarch 9, 2017 at 3:53 pm #1202033322