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  • MrGoodWood
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    #150902

    Not sure if this should be in Movie or TV category…

    Anyway, what do you think?
    Not many actors make it from tv to film, but there are so many tallented tv actors nowadays…
    Felicity Huffman came close (should’ve taken it imo).

    Emmy Rossum is the first name to come to mind. Maybe Kristen Bell? Bryan Cranston most definitely.

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    Tina Fey, since she might win as a writer or producer as well as an actor.

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    Beau S.
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    I assume we’re not counting current TV stars the originated in film, such as Vera Farmiga, Kevin Spacey, Toni Collette etc.

    The cast of Breaking Bad certainly has the potential: Bryan Cranston is the first that comes to mind. I could also see Jon Hamm pull off an Oscar-caliber performance.

    Garret Dillahunt has appeared in small roles in numerous Best Picture nominees and winners (including most recent winner 12 Years a Slave) so it could be only a matter of time until he gets at least a supporting nomination.

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler could win as writers/directors (acting is possible but less likely). Fey already deserves to be a winner for the Mean Girls screenplay.

    I’m sure Julia Louis-Dreyfus appeared on a few ballots this year for Enough Said – if she continues to work in film  she could do exactly what Mary Tyler Moore did.

    Tatiana Maslany certainly has what it takes to be a leading lady imo. On that topic, I’m surprised that some other notable TV drama leading ladies like Edie Falco, Julianna Margulies and especially Kyra Sedgwick (whose husband is a big film star and one of Oscar’s most snubbed actors) haven’t jumped to film.

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    harposboy
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    Gillian Anderson’s excellent work on British television and her penchant for smart independent films could lead to some attention with the right part (I like to think she received some well deserved votes for The House of Mirth in 2000)

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    I assume we’re not counting current TV stars the originated in film, such as Vera Farmiga, Kevin Spacey, Toni Collette etc.

    The cast of Breaking Bad certainly has the potential: Bryan Cranston is the first that comes to mind. I could also see Jon Hamm pull off an Oscar-caliber performance.

    Garret Dillahunt has appeared in small roles in numerous Best Picture nominees and winners (including most recent winner 12 Years a Slave) so it could be only a matter of time until he gets at least a supporting nomination.

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler could win as writers/directors (acting is possible but less likely). Fey already deserves to be a winner for the Mean Girls screenplay.

    I’m sure Julia Louis-Dreyfus appeared on a few ballots this year for Enough Said – if she continues to work in film  she could do exactly what Mary Tyler Moore did.

    Tatiana Maslany certainly has what it takes to be a leading lady imo. On that topic, I’m surprised that some other notable TV drama leading ladies like Edie Falco, Julianna Margulies and especially Kyra Sedgwick (whose husband is a big film star and one of Oscar’s most snubbed actors) haven’t jumped to film.

    Good points, though I think that in Margulies’ case, she didn’t exactly have the greatest film career after ER, which could have left a negative stigma, and her schedule on a network TV show probably limits her shooting opportunities. Though I heard she was pretty charming in City Island.

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    Gillian Anderson’s excellent work on British television and her penchant for smart independent films could lead to some attention with the right part (I like to think she received some well deserved votes for The House of Mirth in 2000)

    Anderson’s been excellent on TV lately, in both “Hannibal” and “The Fall.” Good performances in interesting roles in above-average TV shows.

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    Logan
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    Vera Farmiga makes the most sense to me.

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    Timothy Simons

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    MrGoodWood
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    Good points, though I think that in Margulies’ case, she didn’t exactly have the greatest film career after ER, which could have left a negative stigma, and her schedule on a network TV show probably limits her shooting opportunities. Though I heard she was pretty charming in City Island.

    Margulies was excelent in City Island, pitty that film did’t get much award success.

    Fey could win for writhing and producing. I don’t think she could win for acting, the academy usually ignores comedic performances, unfortunately.

    Anderson is amazing in The Fall. Haven’t seen House of Mirth, but I have read some excelent reviews for her performance, so it’s on my to-watch-list.

    Michael C Hall is another great actor. I do hope he gets some big film roles.

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    Scottferguson
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    Glenn Close?

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    Logan
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    I don’t think Close is on TV anymore. How I Met Your Mother is over now, but Neil Patrick Harris has a good part in Fincher’s Gone Girl. 

     

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    I can totally see Fey getting a screenplay nomination if she writes a comedy as funny and good as Bridesmaids in the future. Maybe Jim Parsons if he finds the right role after Big Bang goes off the air. I also think Bryan Cranston could be a handsome Oscar winner.

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    Scottferguson
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    Thx Logan – my ? was because I wasn’t sure of her show’s status.

    She is though more known for TV these days than films 

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    Logan
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    That’s true (re Close).

    I haven’t watched a lot of Bates Motel (totally different than Psycho), but Farmiga’s a very good actress. 

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