January 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm #1201978614
In your opinion, who do you think will win an Oscar first: Amy Adams or Jessica Chastain? Both are fantastic, acclaimed actresses with multiple previous nominations, both are relatively young so they will likely see many more nominations in the coming years; and both have multiple films set for release in the coming years.
Here are some stats:
Chastain: 2 nominations: Supporting for “The Help” and Lead for “Zero Dark Thirty”. No wins.
Adams: Five nominations, Supporting for “Junebug”, “Doubt”, “The Fighter” and “The Master”; Lead for “American Hustle”. No Wins.
Looking at these stats, Adams would clearly be considered overdue for a win considering the level of work she’s done; but we can’t overlook the volume of work that Chastain has done in a short timeframe, including appearing in over 20 films since 2011.
So, I ask, who do you think is going to see Oscar gold first?January 2, 2017 at 10:30 pm #1201978628
Definitely Adams. Chastain has been repeatedly snubbed in recent years, but that’s only because all of the films she has been in recently have failed to garner any Oscar traction. Adams has had the opposite scenario happen to her and has starred in more popular commercial films that make her more or less a household name. Another important reason for this is that Amy was getting nominations 6 years before Chastain was, already having three of them by Chastain’s first nomination. Chastain’s only been nominated twice- in my eyes, that doesn’t equal overdue, especially if you compare it to Adam’s record.January 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm #1201978641
Chastain. Chastain’s performance in Zero Dark Thirty beats all of Adams’ performances in all her films. She also deserved nominations for A Most Violent Year and The Tree of Life.January 2, 2017 at 11:10 pm #1201978648
But the question is who’s more likely to win in the future, not who we think is more deserving, and to me there’s no evidence that the industry would rally around Chastain for an overdue win more then they would for Adams. I mean, there are other factors to consider, but based on the topic of the thread, you need to elaborate on why Chastain would be more likely to win then Adams.January 2, 2017 at 11:34 pm #1201978669
Chastain would be more likely to win as she has already proven that she has an Oscar winning performance in her, as she really should have won for Zero Dark Thirty, whereas none of Amy Adams’ performances were worthy of a win. Plus, Adams hasn’t really outperformed in any of her non-Oscar nominated roles. Chastain has. While both are overdue, Chastain is ultimately the better actress.January 2, 2017 at 11:50 pm #1201978681
Normally I’d say Adams, but Chastain’s next projects look more promising.January 3, 2017 at 12:30 am #1201978696
I will say that Chastain seems like an actress that has more potential to give the type of performance that they tend to award as opposed to Adams who is more comfortable with internal roles. But who knows, really, as everyone knows it only depends on one role. I guess we could say that if they star in similarly acclaimed films playing similary baity parts in the same year, Adams would have the edge since she’s more likable and more familiar to them.
On a personal note, I probably would cast Chastain first for my movie if I were a director, but would want to be BFF with Adams all the way.January 3, 2017 at 3:52 am #1201978751
I’m not sure one of them will win an Oscar one day, but if it happens… i think that would be Amy Adams, for her longevity, her filmography, and she was criticcally acclaimed sooner than ChastainJanuary 3, 2017 at 5:50 am #1201978764
The thing with Adams is that any role she gets that is good, she’s likely to be nominated for it (of course there are exceptions like Enchanted/years like this where she has two good performances- Arrival and Nocturnal Animals). While Chastain hasn’t got nods for A Most Violent Year, The Tree of Life/Miss Sloane etc even though two of those performances were probably better than most of Adams’ nominations. It depends on who gets the killer role first- I don’t think there’s an overdue factor.January 3, 2017 at 6:09 am #1201978765
They like Adams more but she’s never given a performance they would typically award since most of her nominations are more internally conflicted and based on her facial expressions rather than screaming or crying profusely. Chastain almost won hers. So it all depends on what role they’d get, but I would bet Adams because she has more success.January 3, 2017 at 8:37 am #1201978827
I’m thinking Chastain for some reason. She should have won for ZD30, but they chose to go with a wildly uneven “comedic” performance. I feel like Adams will need a decidedly underwhelming category to finally win. For my money, she only should have two nominations under her belt. Three if I am being generous.January 3, 2017 at 8:51 am #1201978833
I’m thinking Chastain for some reason. She should have won for ZD30, but they chose to go with a wildly uneven “comedic” performance. I feel like Adams will need a decidedly underwhelming category to finally win. For my money, she only should have two nominations under her belt. Three if I am being generous.
Which performancesJanuary 3, 2017 at 9:37 am #1201978852
Junebug (Still in third behind Williams and Weisz.)
The Fighter (Likely in third behind Leo and Bonham Carter.)
I did not like The Master at all, and was surprised at her nomination. American Hustle was a joke. And she wasn’t even the best supporting actress in Doubt.
She’s talented, but nothing she has done has ever registered with me as: “WOAH. Give that woman an Oscar.”January 3, 2017 at 10:35 am #1201978876
Adams. Mainly b/c of current nominations count and perceptions of “dueness.” I admire a great deal of Chastain’s work, but I don’t think she’s seen as being due for a win yet. All it takes is one baity role, I know. I think once Chastain starts really amassing nods (maybe shooting herself doing so much bait in such close proximity to one another, though it’s not like she can control studio release dates lol), then her chances significantly increase. I don’t see Adams waiting that much longer for an Oscar win or becoming a Close/Ritter/Kerr cautionary tale.