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    I feel like there’s several performers out there who really just need the right role/movie to earn an Oscars. Who are some actors you think this applies to?

    The first that comes to my mind is Bryan Cranston. Not that it was a competitive year, but Cranston’s nomination for Trumbo felt pretty telling to me. It was a small film that few people seemed to care for and had very little support besides his performance (although it did well at SAG). I think people were very quick to nominate him due to his legendary work on Breaking Bad, and I think when he gets the right film, they’ll be just as quick to give him a win.

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    Lil Tony
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    Emily Blunt

    Jake Gyllenhaal

    Glenn Close

    Margot Robbie

    FYC:

    Chromatica: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album.

    Rain On Me: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Music Video.

    Alice: Best Pop Solo Performance

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    Michelle Williams

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    Here’s a couple that most people wouldn’t mention

    Jesse Plemons
    Merritt Wever
    Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Rachel McAdams
    Vera Farmiga
    Matthew Rhys

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    Christine Baranski. One baity role in a good project and she’ll have Janney-esque sweep.

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    Willem Dafoe (I think Will get one soon)
    Kirsten Dunst

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    Angela Bassett

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    Margot Robbie (though it’ll be hard to top Tonya Harding)
    Toni Collette
    Constance Wu

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    Pretty sure if Jim Carrey gives one more great performance, he’ll get at least nominated and possibly win. Otherwise…

    Timothée Chalamet
    Amy Adams
    Adam Driver
    Michelle Williams
    Kerry Washington
    Saoirse Ronan (for sure, I really don’t see her empty handed this decade)
    Tom Hardy (supporting role, not lead for some reason)
    Sterling K Brown
    Angela Bassett

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    5 names come to my mind at the same time for different reasons:
    * MICHELLE PFEIFFER – an awards comeback for one of the most relevant actresses of the 80’s and 90’s… I think a lot of people (including the internet) wants her to happen. Plus, she should have won for THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS (1989).
    * EMILY BLUNT – I mean, I still don’t know how the AMPAS keeps snubing her and it is hard to believe she isn’t an “Academy Award nominee” yet. If she manages to get nominated soon, I see her “wanting it all”! Plus: she’s a terrific actress.
    * AL PACINO – After his performance in THE IRISHMAN, I believe people started wondering how 2nd Oscar worthy is Al Pacino! If he gets a juicy role soon, there’s some goodwill around him.
    * SCARLETT JOHANSSON – She had a stellar 2019 (box-office hit, double Academy Award nominee) and she has a stellar career. With the delay of BLACK WIDOW‘s release (maybe 2021?), if she adds a meaty role in an independent production soon I can see another 2019 happening again for her, but with a win since she’s one of the biggest stars these days.
    * BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH – He was the actor of the moment some years ago and he has proven himself to be one of the best actors working these days. His next projects list suggest he had a break from his MCU duties and he’ll be back with some smaller productions… and I’m expecting him to get the AMPAS’ attention anytime soon.

    Maybe: VIOLA DAVIS and ANTHONY HOPKINS

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    Christine Baranski. One baity role in a good project and she’ll have Janney-esque sweep.

    If the Wicked film adaptation ever happens I feel she do exactly that if she was cast as Madame Morrible

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    If the Wicked film adaptation ever happens I feel she do exactly that if she was cast as Madame Morrible

    Morrible is a small part with basically no arc. It’s almost a cameo. Fun, but it would need substantial augmentation in a film version to get awards recognition. Even the great Carole Shelley wasn’t Tony-nominated for creating the stage role.

    Lucas Hedges is a gifted actor who just needs to have another great role at the right time to wear out shoe leather making trips to the podium.

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    Elisabeth Moss is inches away from a win. None of her film projects have really been awards-geared, but as soon as she’s in something that lands with the Academy, that Oscar will be in her hands before you can say Scientology.

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    No one has said Kidman yet. So, Kidman.

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    Morrible is a small part with basically no arc. It’s almost a cameo. Fun, but it would need substantial augmentation in a film version to get awards recognition. Even the great Carole Shelley wasn’t Tony-nominated for creating the stage role. Lucas Hedges is a gifted actor who just needs to have another great role at the right time to wear out shoe leather making trips to the podium.

    Yeah, Morrible’s a lousy part. Wicked’s very popular, but it’s not exactly an acclaimed show. When it first came out, some critics were pretty damn nasty towards it. I don’t think the movie will be a big awards player. Maybe they could possibly have a supporting actress contender on their hands if they frauded Glinda’s actress into supporting.

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