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2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Actress
We assess the pros and cons for this year’s Academy Award nominees

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2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Actress | Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence

Film: Silver Linings Playbook

Why She Will Win

1  Lawrence already has a previous Oscar nod and has quickly established herself as one of the best actresses around. She already won the SAG for this role, a very good sign, and a Globe, for what that’s worth.
2 She remembered all those sports stats and reeled them off as if she knew what she was talking about (and spoiler! She totally didn’t). Lawrence was great in the part, which was written for someone a good bit older but feels fresher and more interesting in her interpretation.
3 Cynically, the Best Actress award is generally used to crown upcoming A-listers – which Lawrence certainly is. She’d also give an amazing speech.

 

 Why She Won't Win

1  She’s younger than the average winner, and may be considered a bit too green yet to win the big prize.
2 Is it a bit much for one person to win the Hunger Games and an Oscar in the same year?
3 Given Lawrence’s outspokenness Hollywood’s powers-that-be might be nervous what she’d say in her speech.

 

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1 Emmanuelle Riva's performance...
... was extremely impressive in the second part of the film, after she had her first stroke. But most French-speakers hated her performance in the first part of the film because of the terrible dialogue. Michael Haneke is not originally a french-speaker and he wrote dialogue that is terribly stilted and unfamiliar, it just doesn't ring true, particularly the way SHE talks to him. The dialogue between them is way too bourgeois and unbelievable to be taken seriously. I've seen the film twice and people in the cinema were wondering is she really going to talk like that all the time?"... Jean-Louis Trintignant deserved a nomination more than she did... More

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