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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Actress
We assess the pros and cons for this year’s Academy Award nominees

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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Actress | Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Why She Will Win

  It’s a revelatory performance for a brand-new talent, which tends to go down well. And she does an accent!
  It’s a serious film from a serious director based on a book that – even in Hollywood – people have actually read.
  She uglied up – or at least weirded-up – massively for the performance, and obsessively sculpted her body to match.

 


 

 Why She Won't Win

  People in Hollywood don’t consider extreme dieting to be a big deal for women, so that won’t win her any plaudits.
  The film has been largely ignored at awards time, and Mara missed out on a SAG nomination, which is a bad sign.
  The film’s accents wandered the globe, so Mara’s really quite consistent one may be criticised by association.
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Come on Empire balanced journalism please, not everyone hates Maggie Thatcher, besides do you really think the Academy voters no that much about her More

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