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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 | Quvenzhané Wallis
Quvenzhané Wallis

Film: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Why She Will Win

1  It’s a film-carrying, barnstorming performance, utterly convincing and completely mesmerising throughout some heavy emotional stuff.
2 Wallis went to considerable lengths to play Hushpuppy, and wants everyone to know that she doesn’t go without pants nearly that much in real life.
3 Her adorable puppy purses, which she’s worn to every awards show so far. A girl with such adorable fashion sense deserves an Oscar.

 

 Why She Won't Win

1  This would seem to be the unknown-actor-from-a-small-film nomination, which rarely results in a win. Let’s hope, like Jennifer Lawrence (in a similar boat for Winter’s Bone), Wallis builds on this and comes back in a few more years.
2 She’s only 9, which means that some voters will probably dismiss her astonishing performance merely as “someone being a kid”.
3 The Academy may feel those puppy purses are beneath its dignity. The fools!

 

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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

Posted by Toursiveu on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:25


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