October 18, 2014 at 5:41 pm #163683
Every year it seems like some out of nowhere performance gets nominated at the Oscars with out any to little talk or nominations from anywhere else (in terms of Globes, SAG, BAFTA, Critics Choice)
2013- Jonah Hill “The Wolf of Wall Street”
2012- Jacki Weaver “Silver Linings Playbook”
2011- Max Von Sydow “Extermely Loud & Incredibly Close”
2010- Javier Bardem “Biutiful”
2009- Maggie Gyllenhaal “Crazy Heart”
2008- Michael Shannon “Revolutionary Road”
2007- Tommy Lee Jones “In the Vally of Elah”
I’m not going to go all the way but feel free to add some others that kind of came out of no where.
Who do you think has the potential to do so this year? In what category?October 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm #163685
What about William Hurt for A History of Violence? His performance was insanely good in an insanely short period of time but personally I wasn’t expecting him to factor a nomination! This year I’m thinking Katherine Waterson, Carrie Coon or Miles Teller could get surprise nominations. Also Sienna Miller.October 18, 2014 at 5:59 pm #163686
Sienna Miller for American Sniper. It’s obviously too early to know what doesn’t get in at precursors, but I have a good feeling about this movie, and her character seems strong. I think it’s foolish to not consider her a contender.October 18, 2014 at 6:01 pm #163687
What about Demian Bichir for A Better Life 2011October 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm #163688
Michael Fassbender for Frank…
(walks away from the laptop)October 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm #163689
Jude Law for Dom Hemingway his performance was awesome !October 18, 2014 at 6:42 pm #163690
(1992) Best Supporting Actress: Marisa TomeiOctober 18, 2014 at 7:25 pm #163691
What about Demian Bichir for A Better Life 2011
He was actually nominated by the Screen Actors Guild before the Oscar.October 18, 2014 at 8:04 pm #163692
Michael Fassbender for Frank…
(walks away from the laptop)
THANK YOU!! I thought I was the only one in the world who has seen this movie.October 18, 2014 at 9:05 pm #163693
Harrison Ford, 42. Oh wait, he wasn’t nominated. Blah.
Maybe Carrie Coon this year?October 18, 2014 at 9:07 pm #163694
I’d also include Laura Linney in The Savages. She didn’t even get an Independent Spirit Award nomination.
This year, hm. It’s always hard to say because you never know what will seem like an out of nowhere nomination on nomination morning as opposed to months beforehand. Dave Karger used to be the authority to go to in his final nominations on who that would be (I remember him calling Linney, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sydow and Weaver), but it would seem that Scott Feinberg has recently overtaken that mantle (having called Hill last year).
Josh Brolin for Inherent Vice
Anne Dorval for Mommy (if they give it a qualifying release)
Kristen Stewart for Still Alice
Channing Tatum for FoxcatcherOctober 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm #163695
To answer a few of you guys of name mentions:
I thought Linney was nominated for a Globe so that’s why I didn’t include her but when I looked her back up apparently she didn’t. Thanks for that add
Like someone said Bichir was nominated at SAG
And I must have over looked Hurt as well.
I think like in the past few years this will happen in a Supporting category.October 18, 2014 at 11:01 pm #163696
I’m still not sure why GD underestimates Jonah Hill. I predicted him both times with reasonable confidence.
I was more weary of my Christian Bale pick than anything else.October 19, 2014 at 12:01 am #163697
Matthew McConaughey for Interstellar – defending champ in what will likely be the year’s biggest box office/critical triumph that is CLEARLY beloved in Hollywood. It doesn’t hurt that the actors branch will most likely see the movie due to the buzz surrounding Chastain. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if Hathaway nabs the 5th slot in actress.October 19, 2014 at 12:01 am #163698
Matthew McConaughey for Interstellar – defending champ in what will likely be the year’s biggest box office/critical triumph that is CLEARLY beloved in Hollywood. It doesn’t hurt that the actors branch will most likely see the movie due to the buzz surrounding Chastain. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if Hathaway nabs the 5th slot in actress.
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