Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Feature
2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Actress
We assess the pros and cons for this year’s Academy Award nominees

submit to reddit

1 2 3 4 5
Back 5 of 5  
2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Actress | Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts

Film: The Impossible

Why She Will Win

1  Watts is terrific as the mother caught up in the Boxing Day tsunami and fighting through it with her son.
2 Watts is a well-respected actress, nominated before for 21 Grams and with a decent body of work to enhance her reputation and her work here.
3 With the exception of Riva, this is maybe the most emotional role of the lot.

 

 Why She Won't Win

1  The film has no heat at all, with only this nomination, and that’s not a good sign.
2 Outside of film festivals, Watts hasn’t won anything for this film. It looks like she’s top five but not top two.
3 Is it just us, or does Best Actress feel like a Chastain/Lawrence showdown this year? Watts may have to wait for her upcoming turns as either Diana or Marilyn Monroe.

 

1 2 3 4 5
Back
5 of 5
 

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)