In the interest of being thorough about the Academy Awards, I have decided to dedicate a blog entry for every category. The news media will focus on the top five categories, eventually I will too, but these posts are in the interest of examining every single category, even those that send you to the fridge during the show. Today: Best Actress.
- Amy Adams in American Hustle
- Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
- Sandra Bullock in Gravity
- Judi Dench in Philomena
- Meryl Streep in August: Osage County
Cate Blanchett has all but had the Oscar in her hand ever since Blue Jasmine came out last August. This may be the best performance of her career, even better than playing Katherine Hepburn. Her win at the SAG awards last week only helped to cement her chances, after all, those voters are the same people who vote for the Oscars. If there is any competition here, it might come from Amy Adams, the only nominee who has yet to win. It’s doubtful, but stranger things have happened.
Who Will In?: Cate Blanchette in Blue Jasmine
Who Should Win?: Cate Blanchette in Blue Jasmine
Darkhorse?: Amy Adams in American Hustle