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

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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Supporting Actress | Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)

Why She Will Win

  The Geordie actress is arguably even better than her more heralded co-star, Glenn Close, in the film.
  The Academy likes to reward bold, socially-aware performances. As a woman passing for a man to survive on the streets of 19th century Ireland, McTeer’s fits the bill.
  She impressed sufficiently in 2000’s Tumbleweeds to score an Oscar nod and has pedigree in the eyes of Academy members.

 


 

 Why She Won't Win

  Good as she is in the film, she lacks the star power that’s regularly rewarded in this category.
  There are indies that are sleepers and there are others that basically in a coma, and Albert Nobbs is the latter. This will count against both McTeer and Close.
  Can two cross-dressing performances win in the same year without turning the Oscars into a glitzier take on As You Like It?
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1 Mira Sorvino...
...is the last actress to win this award for a comic performance in Mighty Aprodite (1996). For I am a twat! More

Posted by Hywel on Thursday February 16, 2012, 17:29

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Bérénice Bejo not being nominated for Best Actress is baffling. I guess they had to make it easier for Meryl "nominated for reading her shopping list" Streep to win. Also, Melissa Yeo? Is that Michelle Yeo's sister? More

Posted by loafroaster on Thursday February 16, 2012, 15:26


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