Keira Knightley's partnership with director Joe Wright has yielded impressive Oscar results. Their hip retelling of "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) bagged four nominations, including a spot on the Best Actress list for Knightley. Next came "Atonement" (2007) with seven bids – one for Best Picture.
Now comes a fantastical retooling of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" that is "a big gamble," Knightley confesses in our chat, alluding to its bizarre perspectives. "It is a theatrical telling. It is a fantasy world. It's not 18th century Russia. It's not naturalistic. But the whole thing is a very exciting thing to watch. I can definitely say, 'I've never seen anything like it.' So it's an event movie."
So what does she think of "Anna's" gathering Oscar buzz? Four of our Gold Derby's Oscarologists predict it will be nominated for Best Picture and nine say Knightley will be nominated for Best Actress.
"It was such a massive gamble in the way that the whole team has chosen to tell the story that, to get this time of the year and there is Oscar buzz around it, is absolutely phenomenal. The fact that there is Oscar buzz means that people are saying, 'Hey, you did a good job' even if we don't get any nominations."
Every actor submits only one sample episode, which will be judged by other actors (ranging from 25 to 75 per category jury) between July 28 and August 14. TV series submit six, which will be split into three pairs to be distributed randomly to about 300 voters. We now have uncovered every single title submitted for the 2014 races. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODES
We analyze the pros and cons
of episodes submitted by actors
to Emmy judges
Who submitted well? Click links below to read our in-depth analysis of each actor's episode entry.
DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Kate Burton ("Scandal")
Jane Fonda ("The Newsroom")
Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex")
Kate Mara ("House of Cards")
Margo Martindale ("The Americans")
Diana Rigg ("Game of Thrones")