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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 | Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)

Why She Will Win

  As starlet Peppy Miller, she’s the heart and soul of redhot favourite The Artist. Everyone loves her in this movie.
  She could be the beneficiary of The Help’s two-candidate quandary. If those votes are split, Bejo should win.
  The Argentine-French actress’s performance recalls silent era starlets like Louise Brooks, Renée Adorée and Lillian Gish. That should nail on the Hollywood-nostalgia vote.

 


 

 Why She Won't Win

  The “Who?” factor may count against her. With The Artist is sure to gather a ton of votes in other categories, this could be the one it misses out on.
  History. The last non-speaking performance to win Best Supporting Actress was Patty Duke’s in The Miracle Worker back in 1962.
  Like Hailee Steinfeld with True Grit last year, she’s co-lead in the film and feels a bit crow-barred into this category.td>
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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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