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  • cinephil
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    I watched WOMAN  IN GOLD yesterday and was very impressed with Mirren’s performance. I am a little bit surprised she has not been more in conversation since it’s a great performance and should be considered besides SAG. What do you think?

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    I don’t even consider her the best performance in her own film. It’s the terrific Tatiana Maslany who’s far more convincing than Mirren. Mirren is a great actor but this performance is tired, safe, unsurprising, mostly a caricature. A nomination for her in such a great year for actresses would be insulting. (I feel the same about Jennifer Lawrence getting a nomination, with the only difference that while I love Mirren, I don’t really care about Lawrence in general.) 

    Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Charlotte Rampling, the duo of Rooney Mara (who’s my personal favorite) and Cate Blanchett, Alicia Vikander (who’s the best thing about The Danish Girl and wouldn’t mind to see her receiving two nominations), Lily Tomlin, Bel Powley, Charlize Theron. These are nine performances! Nine performances that are far more impressive than Mirren’s. And I can think of at least nine more!

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I abwsolutely loved Mirren’s performance in this movie! She deserves an Oscar nomination; as does Tatiana Maslany for Supporting Actress – they both are extraordiarny! I love this movie!

    There are however more than five actresses who deserve nominations! It has been a great year for actresses!

    My top five are Larson, Mirren, Rampling, Smith and Vikander; my next five are Blanchett, Danner Mara, Mulligan, and Ronan

     

    Honorable mentions to Meryl Streep, Melissa McCarthy, Lily Tomlin, Emily Blunt and Juliette Binoche – I’m sure I have forgotten a few! (then there’s my french actresses, but their films wern’t released here – and I’m sure some I haven’t seen, like Regina Case)

    The only performance I really didn’t like I am hearing buzz about is Charlize Theron – I would be really angry if she took a spot away from any of the names I have mentioned.

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    JOHN
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    I don’t think so. SAG loves to nominate Helen Mirren. They nominated her for Hitchcock, a movie that was getting alot more buzz than Women in Gold but not enough, and that’s why she was replaced by Emanuelle Riva who was getting more buzz than her at the Oscars. The Academy most of the time goes for the performances with the most momentum, that’s why Wallis and Riva replaced Marion Cotillard and Helen Mirren in 2013. Plus remember that Wallis and Riva got in because Beasts of the Southern Wild and Amour got a Best Picture nomination. I can see the same thing happening this year. I can see Larson, Ronan, Blanchett, Theron, and Rampling getting in. The first four because their movies are extremely popular right now and are getting Best Picture talk. And the latter because she’s overdue for an Oscar nomination and has a long career in acting. 

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    It’s a good performance, and Mirren wouldn’t be an undeserving Oscar nominee. But I also do think that it’s not really outstanding performance either. So if she misses the cut, I’m not going to cry that much.

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    I abwsolutely loved Mirren’s performance in this movie! She deserves an Oscar nomination; as does Tatiana Maslany for Supporting Actress – they both are extraordiarny! I love this movie!

    There are however more than five actresses who deserve nominations! It has been a great year for actresses!

    My top five are Larson, Mirren, Rampling, Smith and Vikander; my next five are Blanchett, Danner Mara, Mulligan, and Ronan

     

    Honorable mentions to Meryl Streep, Melissa McCarthy, Lily Tomlin, Emily Blunt and Juliette Binoche – I’m sure I have forgotten a few! (then there’s my french actresses, but their films wern’t released here – and I’m sure some I haven’t seen, like Regina Case)

    The only performance I really didn’t like I am hearing buzz about is Charlize Theron – I would be really angry if she took a spot away from any of the names I have mentioned.

    Again, you can’t deny that Theron’s possibilities are higher than Meryl Streep, Melissa McCarthy, Emely Blunt, Juliette Binoche, Maggie Smith, Blythe Danner, and Helen Mirren. None of those actresses are even in the conversation, while Theron is. 

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    I don’t think she’s getting in. She did get a SAG nomination, but the SAGs are prone to nominating Helen Mirren. They love her. I also agree that even Charlize Theron has a better shot than she does. 

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    I don’t think so. SAG loves to nominate Helen Mirren. They nominated her for Hitchcock, a movie that was getting alot more buzz than Women in Gold but not enough, and that’s why she was replaced by Emanuelle Riva who was getting more buzz than her at the Oscars. The Academy most of the time goes for the performances with the most momentum, that’s why Wallis and Riva replaced Marion Cotillard and Helen Mirren in 2013. Plus remember that Wallis and Riva got in because Beasts of the Southern Wild and Amour got a Best Picture nomination. I can see the same thing happening this year. I can see Larson, Ronan, Blanchett, Theron, and Rampling getting in. The first four because their movies are extremely popular right now and are getting Best Picture talk. And the latter because she’s overdue for an Oscar nomination and has a long career in acting. 

    You make excellent points here regarding Wallis and Riva and how Theron is potentially going to ride a wave of Mad Max support. HOWEVER, Rampling is far behind those 4, and is even behind Mirren at this point. 45 Years, like Woman in Gold, only has a shot at making lead actress. The fact that Mirren got in at SAG, and Rampling didn’t, does put Mirren (and Silverman for that matter) ahead of her at this point.

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    I think her chance at an Oscar nomination is going to be for Trumbo. The supporting actress race feels more open than the lead actress race.

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    If she’s getting in this year it will be for Trumbo. I don’t see her getting in lead because we all know those SAG awards love them some Helen Mirren.

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    What if she’ll make it for both categories? 🙂

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    She”s going to pull off the double nominations and she will then, against all odds, become the first performer to ever win two acting Oscars in the same year. It”ll happen.

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    The Academy knows when to nominate her. She’s earned each and every one of her actual nominations. Hitchcock? No. Woman in Gold? No chance, hot pants. Trumbo? I sure hope not, lest she break her deserving streak.

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    #203943

    I watched WIG months ago and I can sincerely say that it was a solid performance, but as Sorkin said about Lawrence “she did what a professional actress is supposed to do”. But then again, I have always thought that “Queen” win was one of the most inspiring wins in a decade. Compared to what some of the women did this year, this is literally an entire league below.

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    Joe Burns
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    My actual opinion is that Mirren will be ignored for this.  I doubt the Academy will favor her when they have Mara, Vikander,  Rampling, and Theron to consider nominating.  She has a better shot at getting in for Trumbo.  

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