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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 | Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)
Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Why She Will Win

  This is Williams’ third nomination and second in as many years. Who’d have thought Jen-from-Dawson’s-Creek had it in her?
  It’s a terrific turn that gets under the skin of an icon and plays both her vulnerability and strength – and icons don’t come any bigger than Marilyn Monroe.
  Williams has won a huge number of critic’s awards in the pre-season and was nominated at SAG too. She’s hit the campaign trail too, giving interviews and good red carpet throughout the last few months.

 


 

 Why She Won't Win

  She didn’t win the SAG award, which might mean that her acting brethren aren’t really behind her.
  As with The Iron Lady and indeed The Help, the film is perhaps not quite as good as its star’s performance.
  Can anyone really play Marilyn Monroe well enough to make Hollywood happy? Is that even possible?
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