Mara, Vikander obviously. Now NY put Micheal Keaton in lead and Boston put Paul Dano in lead.
Where are they placed for SAG? Has that ballot been made public yet?
Gold Derby has Vikander as a choice in both Lead and Supporting for SAG awards.
This is a unique year, no?
And Jacob Tremblay.
There’s nothing confusing about it. It’s called cheating and it’s absolutely appaling. I hate it even more when paid Oscar bloggers and ‘respected’ sites claim it’s no big deal wherever you campaign your actor, it’s all about getting an award. Fucking disgrace! What if we did the same in sports? Huh? Disgusting.
Mara, Vikander (The Danish Girl), Tremblay, Dano, Segel are clearly leading. Not even borderline like Cotillard or Vikander (Ex-Machina). They should be campaigned as such. In case of Mara and Vikander if that happened from beginning they would be locks for nominations. As for Keaton, it’s a case of reputable critics saying fuck you (just like LAFCA did with Arquette last year).
It isn’t fair for a truly great supporting actress’ performance (e.g. Joan Allen in “Room”) to miss out on a nomination due to a lead actress competing in the supporting category.
I’m glad that the tide finally seems to be turning on this deplorable trend.
It’s always happened but previously it was mostly children and new comers (Tatum O’Neal, Patty Duke, Timothy Hutton, Don Murray etc) whereas this century it’s become totally out of control. It’s bad enough when a studio puts a relatively unknown actor in a Supporting category in order to ensure a nomination (Hailee Steinfield, Casey Affleck) but when you have the likes of Julia Roberts shamelessly allowing it to happen something has to be sone.
I hope that all of this years frauds get totally snubbed and maybe it will finally stop. I really don’t understand why the Academy allows it anyway. It would be a pretty simple exercise for any contentious roles to be ruled on at the beginning of the season and take it completely out of the studios hands.