Evan Rachel Wood on playing good and bad in ‘Ides of March’ & ‘Mildred Pierce’ (Video)

As the star of both “The Ides of March” and “Mildred Pierce,” Evan Rachel Wood could find herself a double nominee at both the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Though she’s part of one of the most buzz-worthy ensembles of the year in “The Ides of March” — with Ryan Gosling and Philip Seymour Hoffman potentially nabbing acting nods — Evan is a clear standout. Her stirring, central role as Molly Stearns in “The Ides of March” puts her very much in the Best Supporting Actress race.

Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times praises her chemistry with Gosling and role as “an intern on the campaign who is young enough to think she’s sophisticated when really she is not. Played with energy and panache by Wood, who seems to improve from role to role, Stearns doesn’t hesitate to set her cap for the press spokesman, and the flirtation between these two is nicely credible.”

Her film work includes “Thirteen” (2003), for which she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice Award. She has also given noteworthy performances in “Across the Universe” (2007), “The Wrestler” (2008), and “Whatever Works” (2009) and made regular appearances on the popular HBO genre series “True Blood.”

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She is also hot off an Emmy nomination for her role as the vindictive Veda, daughter to Kate Winslet‘s “Mildred Pierce.” While she must compete against co-star Winslet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, few rivals threaten her in the Golden Globes catch-all category for TV supporting actresses. Gold Derby gives her 1-to-10 odds to win, tying her for first place with Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story“) and Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey“).


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