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Glenn Close Caps Career with Understated Albert Nobbs

Glenn Close leads an adept, uncompromising cast in Albert Nobbs, which had its premiere here last night at the Telluride Film Fest in the Galaxy Theater.  Because the film, and many of its cast members, have been deliberately kept under wraps, no one knew what to expect.  We all assumed we would know what we were going to get but this is a film unlike any other you’ve likely seen. You never quite know where it’s headed and it offers some startlingly beautiful scenes.  Close is headed for her sixth Oscar nomination with this her most difficult and accomplished role to date.

But Close’s Albert Nobbs is not Oscar’s usual cup of tea in that Close deliberately holds back much more than she gives away.  This is bound to leave some with discomfort and perhaps a feeling of dissatisfaction.  But what you’re seeing in that performance is a very deliberate interpretation of this character Nobbs, someone Close has been internalizing and contemplating for thirty years.

Close was also very much the writer on the film, working closely with Rodrigo Garcia, putting her in line for a possible writing nod for her too.   What I admired about the film was that it doesn’t pander to its audience or give any easy answers: this is a film meant to make you think.  That was why, after leaving the theater, I needed some time to mull it over.  There was no doubt that Close’s Nobbs was every bit as haunting as her Sunny Von Bulow or Alex Forest.  But Close keeps so much inside for this performance.  So much is trapped underneath and yet we’re asked to really invest much of our time with her.  To that end, we end up feeling as suffocated and trapped as she does.  One thing I know for sure: I will never forget Albert Nobbs.

The other standout here is Janet McTeer, who plays Nobbs’ only real friend.  McTeer explodes off the screen and is also headed for an Oscar nomination in supporting – you can bet the bank.  But to talk about her character is to give too much away, and the filmmakers have gone to great lengths to keep much of it under wraps.

I’ll be writing more about Albert Nobbs but just wanted to give you a quick take.  You will all want to know if Glenn Close wins, finally, this year.  She has competition in Viola Davis who, if nominated, could trump all.  Meryl Streep, of course, has The Iron Lady coming.  But if you put the two together, you’re probably looking at Albert Nobbs being Glenn Close’s Sophie’s Choice where The Iron Lady certainly will not be.  It’s already shaping up to be a competitive year in the Best Actress category, which keeps thing interesting – and is far preferable to the alternative.

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  1. Janet McTeer’s “Nobbs” sure weren’t understated.

  2. Janet McTeer’s “Nobbs” sure weren’t understated.

  3. Profile photo of Beth Stevens

    Very happy that this film turned out so well. I’m definitely rooting for Glenn to win her long-overdue Oscar.

  4. Profile photo of Sasha Stone

    Very happy that this film turned out so well. I’m definitely rooting for Glenn to win her long-overdue Oscar.

  5. Glenn Close is due! She is one of the best actress around and I love the fact that she has achieved her status doing so many different roles on different mediums.

  6. Glenn Close is due! She is one of the best actress around and I love the fact that she has achieved her status doing so many different roles on different mediums.

  7. I just don’t get the whole drag thing. Women playing men (or in this case, an actress playing a woman disguised as a man) almost never looks good or authentic. Glenn Close looks like ridiculous in these stills and no matter how good the performance I think it will be a huge distraction for me. I will give it a try of course, just throwing my 2-cents on the gender-bender genre.

  8. I just don’t get the whole drag thing. Women playing men (or in this case, an actress playing a woman disguised as a man) almost never looks good or authentic. Glenn Close looks like ridiculous in these stills and no matter how good the performance I think it will be a huge distraction for me. I will give it a try of course, just throwing my 2-cents on the gender-bender genre.

  9. Seems like another Being Julia scenario to me.

  10. Seems like another Being Julia scenario to me.

  11. JJ, congratulations. You win the award for most clueless contirbutor to awardsdaily comments since the sad days of Afrika…

  12. JJ, congratulations. You win the award for most clueless contirbutor to awardsdaily comments since the sad days of Afrika…

  13. Sadly, I also win the award for worst spelling…fml…

  14. Sadly, I also win the award for worst spelling…fml…

  15. therealmike

    I´m very happy to hear that her performance turns out to be much more than just your typical oscar-performance. Glenn Close did wonderful things on television. Now it´s time to reward her for her achievement in cinema.

    (With this comment I don´t want to offend anyone working on awardsdaily.com (or even Glenn Close))

  16. therealmike

    I´m very happy to hear that her performance turns out to be much more than just your typical oscar-performance. Glenn Close did wonderful things on television. Now it´s time to reward her for her achievement in cinema.

    (With this comment I don´t want to offend anyone working on awardsdaily.com (or even Glenn Close))

  17. What about Mia Wasikowska? Any good?

  18. What about Mia Wasikowska? Any good?

  19. I am so happy for Close, I really hope the overall consensus will be as great as Sasha’s verdict. I would love to see her FINALLY win.

    And about her understated performances : I must say she is one of the best actresses (IMO), because she can tell so much with one look, she has this poker face thing going and yet you ALWAYS know what her character thinks/feels in those silent moments, she doesn’t need to cry or shout or play, she just has to give us that one quick silent look the scene requires.

    Ironically enough, here she is singing a song called “With One Look” in Sunset Boulevard :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivPWlawFmOc

  20. I am so happy for Close, I really hope the overall consensus will be as great as Sasha’s verdict. I would love to see her FINALLY win.

    And about her understated performances : I must say she is one of the best actresses (IMO), because she can tell so much with one look, she has this poker face thing going and yet you ALWAYS know what her character thinks/feels in those silent moments, she doesn’t need to cry or shout or play, she just has to give us that one quick silent look the scene requires.

    Ironically enough, here she is singing a song called “With One Look” in Sunset Boulevard :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivPWlawFmOc

  21. A Best Actress category of my dreams:

    Winslet (Carnage)
    Foster (Carnage)
    Binoche (Certified Copy)
    Swinton (Kevin)
    Kristen (Melancholia) ou Felicity (Like Crazy) or Olsen ( Martha Marcia May Marlene)

    If will go to happen? No. ¬¬’

  22. A Best Actress category of my dreams:

    Winslet (Carnage)
    Foster (Carnage)
    Binoche (Certified Copy)
    Swinton (Kevin)
    Kristen (Melancholia) ou Felicity (Like Crazy) or Olsen ( Martha Marcia May Marlene)

    If will go to happen? No. ¬¬’

  23. Wow… I’m really rooting for Glenn to win that overdue Oscar!!! I’m glad to read such a positive review about the film, hope it gets enough attention and raves to push Glenn to Oscar gold!

  24. Wow… I’m really rooting for Glenn to win that overdue Oscar!!! I’m glad to read such a positive review about the film, hope it gets enough attention and raves to push Glenn to Oscar gold!

  25. Even from this far out, everyone seems to be reminding everyone that she has not won. And everyone is reminding everyone of her great body of work. Glenn Close for the win.

  26. Even from this far out, everyone seems to be reminding everyone that she has not won. And everyone is reminding everyone of her great body of work. Glenn Close for the win.

  27. I really hope Mia W. has yet another swing-for-the-fences performance, despite AN’s poor reception at Telluride so far. I’ll watch her in anything.

  28. I really hope Mia W. has yet another swing-for-the-fences performance, despite AN’s poor reception at Telluride so far. I’ll watch her in anything.

  29. when is this movie coming out?

  30. when is this movie coming out?

  31. I can’t believe the real Kristopher Tapley made comments #1 and #3.

    I think Close looks very believable as a male in that still. Reminds me of the classic Czech T V series character Pan Tau. A Stan Laurel type.

    And David, didn’t Certified Copy come out last year? In that case Juliette Binoche would sadly not be eligible.

  32. I can’t believe the real Kristopher Tapley made comments #1 and #3.

    I think Close looks very believable as a male in that still. Reminds me of the classic Czech T V series character Pan Tau. A Stan Laurel type.

    And David, didn’t Certified Copy come out last year? In that case Juliette Binoche would sadly not be eligible.

  33. James Francis McAnderson

    Would you say it’s understated like Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day?

  34. James Francis McAnderson

    Would you say it’s understated like Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day?

  35. Joao Mattos

    Dear Lord,

    Last time Glenn Close got a Oscar nomination was on February of 1989. There is something called URSS, Internet was stuff inaccessible to general public (and most people of the world never heard about it), Kevin Costner was (probably) the most popular Hollywood actor all over the world (who was the actress? Can’t remember), Mr. Barack Obama was still in Harvard (isn’t him?), etc, etc, etc, ad eternum. A lot of cool trivia games could be played within months to come, here in Awards Daily: “How was the world/your country the last time Glen Close was an Oscar nominee?”

  36. Joao Mattos

    Dear Lord,

    Last time Glenn Close got a Oscar nomination was on February of 1989. There is something called URSS, Internet was stuff inaccessible to general public (and most people of the world never heard about it), Kevin Costner was (probably) the most popular Hollywood actor all over the world (who was the actress? Can’t remember), Mr. Barack Obama was still in Harvard (isn’t him?), etc, etc, etc, ad eternum. A lot of cool trivia games could be played within months to come, here in Awards Daily: “How was the world/your country the last time Glen Close was an Oscar nominee?”

  37. Nice try…but Albert Nobbs is getting horrible reviews.

  38. Nice try…but Albert Nobbs is getting horrible reviews.

  39. rufussondheim

    For those who can’t see her as a man, you have to realize that were this real life, none of the people surrounding her would be expecting a she. And since “drag” was virtually unheard of at that time, no one would be expecting it.

    We come across men all the time that strike us as feminine or women that look vaguely masculine. It’s not difficult to imagine that people unaccustomed to our contemporary ways would second-guess a person’s gender.

  40. rufussondheim

    For those who can’t see her as a man, you have to realize that were this real life, none of the people surrounding her would be expecting a she. And since “drag” was virtually unheard of at that time, no one would be expecting it.

    We come across men all the time that strike us as feminine or women that look vaguely masculine. It’s not difficult to imagine that people unaccustomed to our contemporary ways would second-guess a person’s gender.

  41. We finally found our Best Actress winner Glenn Close!!!!!!!

  42. We finally found our Best Actress winner Glenn Close!!!!!!!

  43. Sasha,

    I hope you are not really comparing the movie and performance of Streep in Sophie’s choice to Albert Nobbs. No way can the AN movie and Close’s performance come close to the excellence in cinema we found in Sophie’s choice. And, by the way, The Iron Lady may not be Streep’s Sophie’s Choice but I would bet her performance will far outweigh Close in AN. Read the reviews (passionless, limited appeal, slow-moving, humorless, and so on).

  44. Sasha,

    I hope you are not really comparing the movie and performance of Streep in Sophie’s choice to Albert Nobbs. No way can the AN movie and Close’s performance come close to the excellence in cinema we found in Sophie’s choice. And, by the way, The Iron Lady may not be Streep’s Sophie’s Choice but I would bet her performance will far outweigh Close in AN. Read the reviews (passionless, limited appeal, slow-moving, humorless, and so on).

  45. Mark

    “Nice try…but Albert Nobbs is getting horrible reviews.”

    Sasha wrote her own review, didn’t mention other critics, so frankly, I don’t understand your comment. She didn’t ‘try’ anything, she just wrote what she thought about the film.

    And “horrible” is definitely not the word here, the reviews I’ve read basically say that the film is good to mediocre BUT Close is excellent.

  46. Mark

    “Nice try…but Albert Nobbs is getting horrible reviews.”

    Sasha wrote her own review, didn’t mention other critics, so frankly, I don’t understand your comment. She didn’t ‘try’ anything, she just wrote what she thought about the film.

    And “horrible” is definitely not the word here, the reviews I’ve read basically say that the film is good to mediocre BUT Close is excellent.

  47. Glen close is a fanastic actress and on Damages, she is sublime.

  48. Glen close is a fanastic actress and on Damages, she is sublime.

  49. I’ve always liked Glenn Close but i’ve never thought her to be the virtuoso her strongest champions have claimed her to be. And even if she does give an “all-out” performance, the recent record for those types of performances winning Oscars are performances from younger actresses (Portman, Cotillard, Theron, Berry, performances and wins i’ve reacted to with either dismay or vehement disdain). I think Close will be just fine with or without an Oscar; if she does get it, it will just another metal statue for her mantelpiece full of other metal statues (Emmys, etc.), and she’ll still be as respected as she is right now.

    I hate to root for performances i haven’t seen yet, but i’m hoping Michelle Williams turns in a great performance and wins the Best Actress Oscar. She’s been building an extremely strong body of work in the past ten years or so, and if we have to compare her performances to other actresses working consistently today, she certainly stands apart from her peers.

    Out of the performances i’ve seen, i think Rachel Weisz in “The Whistleblower” is the best leading female performance. What she does is brilliant; she takes what could’ve been a condescending martyr
    and imbues Kathryn Bolkovac with her character’s own history of gender-degradation from both her profession as a police officer as well as her loss of child-custodianship (which the film unfortunately brushes over, leaving Weisz to pick up the slack) and uses those experiences as a basis for rationalizing her surroundings in Bosnia.

    I would also love to see Viola Davis get nominated for “The Help”, though i really think her performance is more of a supporting one than leading. Whichever category she ends up in, she really does deserve it as she was excellent.

  50. I’ve always liked Glenn Close but i’ve never thought her to be the virtuoso her strongest champions have claimed her to be. And even if she does give an “all-out” performance, the recent record for those types of performances winning Oscars are performances from younger actresses (Portman, Cotillard, Theron, Berry, performances and wins i’ve reacted to with either dismay or vehement disdain). I think Close will be just fine with or without an Oscar; if she does get it, it will just another metal statue for her mantelpiece full of other metal statues (Emmys, etc.), and she’ll still be as respected as she is right now.

    I hate to root for performances i haven’t seen yet, but i’m hoping Michelle Williams turns in a great performance and wins the Best Actress Oscar. She’s been building an extremely strong body of work in the past ten years or so, and if we have to compare her performances to other actresses working consistently today, she certainly stands apart from her peers.

    Out of the performances i’ve seen, i think Rachel Weisz in “The Whistleblower” is the best leading female performance. What she does is brilliant; she takes what could’ve been a condescending martyr
    and imbues Kathryn Bolkovac with her character’s own history of gender-degradation from both her profession as a police officer as well as her loss of child-custodianship (which the film unfortunately brushes over, leaving Weisz to pick up the slack) and uses those experiences as a basis for rationalizing her surroundings in Bosnia.

    I would also love to see Viola Davis get nominated for “The Help”, though i really think her performance is more of a supporting one than leading. Whichever category she ends up in, she really does deserve it as she was excellent.

  51. The first time I looked at that picture of Albert Nobbs I thought it was Robin Williams! And it turned out to be Glenn Close! I’m really looking forward to seeing her in this movie.

  52. The first time I looked at that picture of Albert Nobbs I thought it was Robin Williams! And it turned out to be Glenn Close! I’m really looking forward to seeing her in this movie.

  53. Sadly, you could take the name “Glenn Close” out of these responses, and replace them with “Annette Bening” and yes, she’s wonderful, liked and OVERdue, too. But lately Oscar Over-Doesn’t.

    More aptly does this film have a distributor?
    I keep hearing it does. Then it doesn’t it.
    It’s certainly an Indie…

    And then we have Michelle Williams as Marilyn with Harvey W’s backing….Which we wont see til October at the NEW YORK Film Festival….But the Academy looks to the young, like Michelle, whom everybody loves…and she’s been nominated twice already and probably will be again…

    But “The Artist” is the film everyone is falling in love with this year. And oh, yes, it also has Harvey…

    And then there’s Rooney Mara who looks really quite frightening, and more than borderline repulsive in the stills and brief flashes of her we’ve seen in the trailer…Noomi Rapace NEVER looked repulsive as Lisbeth Salander. She always looked, now matter how extreme her get-up, fascinating. Alluring.

    In think Fincher’s got Rooney’s piercings in all the most unattractive places ON HER FACE. It’s hard to look at her. And she seems emaciated.

    Noomi’s Lisbeth seemed small, but never rail-thin…

    How did I ever get on this tact? Oh yes, Glenn Close…I’ve interviewed her and I like her. A lot. But in an age when talk shows on network TV won’t book an actress over fifty AS THEIR POLICY, any actress of Glenn’s age(unless you’re Meryl Streep) has an uphill climb.And if her performance in Albert Nobb’s as all have stated is very subtle. The Academy doesn’t do subtle.

  54. Sadly, you could take the name “Glenn Close” out of these responses, and replace them with “Annette Bening” and yes, she’s wonderful, liked and OVERdue, too. But lately Oscar Over-Doesn’t.

    More aptly does this film have a distributor?
    I keep hearing it does. Then it doesn’t it.
    It’s certainly an Indie…

    And then we have Michelle Williams as Marilyn with Harvey W’s backing….Which we wont see til October at the NEW YORK Film Festival….But the Academy looks to the young, like Michelle, whom everybody loves…and she’s been nominated twice already and probably will be again…

    But “The Artist” is the film everyone is falling in love with this year. And oh, yes, it also has Harvey…

    And then there’s Rooney Mara who looks really quite frightening, and more than borderline repulsive in the stills and brief flashes of her we’ve seen in the trailer…Noomi Rapace NEVER looked repulsive as Lisbeth Salander. She always looked, now matter how extreme her get-up, fascinating. Alluring.

    In think Fincher’s got Rooney’s piercings in all the most unattractive places ON HER FACE. It’s hard to look at her. And she seems emaciated.

    Noomi’s Lisbeth seemed small, but never rail-thin…

    How did I ever get on this tact? Oh yes, Glenn Close…I’ve interviewed her and I like her. A lot. But in an age when talk shows on network TV won’t book an actress over fifty AS THEIR POLICY, any actress of Glenn’s age(unless you’re Meryl Streep) has an uphill climb.And if her performance in Albert Nobb’s as all have stated is very subtle. The Academy doesn’t do subtle.

  55. alan of montreal

    MIchelle Yeoh!

  56. alan of montreal

    MIchelle Yeoh!

  57. “…the film was that it doesn’t pander to its audience or give any easy answers…”

    And, sadly, there goes its Oscar chances.

  58. “…the film was that it doesn’t pander to its audience or give any easy answers…”

    And, sadly, there goes its Oscar chances.

  59. Profile photo of Beth Stevens

    A.O. Scott calls Albert Nobbs a lovely and surprising film, with high praise for Close and McTeer. He seems to think it has good Oscar prospects.

    artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com

  60. Profile photo of Sasha Stone

    A.O. Scott calls Albert Nobbs a lovely and surprising film, with high praise for Close and McTeer. He seems to think it has good Oscar prospects.

    artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com

  61. christiannnw , Michelle Williams has talent , but she gives the same performance ( since Dawson Creek ) , and most of her roles are identical. She truly needs to shake things up and pursue strong ,dark , and forceful characters ( she needs her own Charlize Theron’s Monster or Glenn Close ‘s Dangerous Liaison ) . I am just beyond tired of seeing Ms. Williams’ crying , passive-agressive, man -do-me -wrong act.

  62. christiannnw , Michelle Williams has talent , but she gives the same performance ( since Dawson Creek ) , and most of her roles are identical. She truly needs to shake things up and pursue strong ,dark , and forceful characters ( she needs her own Charlize Theron’s Monster or Glenn Close ‘s Dangerous Liaison ) . I am just beyond tired of seeing Ms. Williams’ crying , passive-agressive, man -do-me -wrong act.

  63. I really think people are overestimating this film. Sorry….it just seems really dull to me. But it’s just my opinion. Glenn Close may be nominated, but I don’t think she has a shot at winning–and I really don’t want another “oh, we love her so much and she’s never won before. let’s give it to her” award. I think the race will ultimately come down to Meryl Streep vs. Michelle Williams with Williams winning.

  64. I really think people are overestimating this film. Sorry….it just seems really dull to me. But it’s just my opinion. Glenn Close may be nominated, but I don’t think she has a shot at winning–and I really don’t want another “oh, we love her so much and she’s never won before. let’s give it to her” award. I think the race will ultimately come down to Meryl Streep vs. Michelle Williams with Williams winning.

  65. Is it me, or does Close look like BICENTENNIAL MAN in that photo?

  66. Is it me, or does Close look like BICENTENNIAL MAN in that photo?

  67. A good performance in a poor film can still make it. Close is still in line for at least a nomination. She’s such a revered performer in Hollywood, I think it would be odd for her to be left behind this year. Sure, The Reader had plenty of mediocre responses, and look how it turned out!

    @ Mark, what is there to stop Close’s performance in Albert Nobbs being as good as Streep’s in Sophie’s Choice? You say there’s no way, but I don’t see how that’s possible. Who’s to say any performance can’t be as good as, or better than Streep as Sophie.

  68. A good performance in a poor film can still make it. Close is still in line for at least a nomination. She’s such a revered performer in Hollywood, I think it would be odd for her to be left behind this year. Sure, The Reader had plenty of mediocre responses, and look how it turned out!

    @ Mark, what is there to stop Close’s performance in Albert Nobbs being as good as Streep’s in Sophie’s Choice? You say there’s no way, but I don’t see how that’s possible. Who’s to say any performance can’t be as good as, or better than Streep as Sophie.

  69. @ jen, I don’t think a performance has to be particularly forceful to be effective. Performances such as Julie Christie in “Away From Her” or Juliette Binoche in “The English Patient” are done with such effortless simplicity that they don’t appear to acting at all, but there’s are internal mechanisms at work that don’t announce themselves upfront that are quite moving and impressive. It’s all to easy to emote with the ardor and persistency a confused prepubescent girl and practically say “hey, look at me, i’m acting!” (i’m looking at you, Marion Cotillard), but i’ve always found this approach to be cheap and insubstantial.

    And i actually find some of Michelle Williams work to be extremely dark and unnerving, particularly in “Wendy and Lucy” and “Blue Valentine”. She definitely has a penchant for playing characters who put on external facades in order to cover up emotional dissatisfaction or prior incidents. I always respect the opinions of others when it comes to acting and i’m fine with your stance on Williams differing from mine, but i find the reasoning you put forth stupid and wrong-headed.

  70. @ jen, I don’t think a performance has to be particularly forceful to be effective. Performances such as Julie Christie in “Away From Her” or Juliette Binoche in “The English Patient” are done with such effortless simplicity that they don’t appear to acting at all, but there’s are internal mechanisms at work that don’t announce themselves upfront that are quite moving and impressive. It’s all to easy to emote with the ardor and persistency a confused prepubescent girl and practically say “hey, look at me, i’m acting!” (i’m looking at you, Marion Cotillard), but i’ve always found this approach to be cheap and insubstantial.

    And i actually find some of Michelle Williams work to be extremely dark and unnerving, particularly in “Wendy and Lucy” and “Blue Valentine”. She definitely has a penchant for playing characters who put on external facades in order to cover up emotional dissatisfaction or prior incidents. I always respect the opinions of others when it comes to acting and i’m fine with your stance on Williams differing from mine, but i find the reasoning you put forth stupid and wrong-headed.

  71. Marilyn Monroe is a definite change for Michelle. It is NOT like her other characters. Marilyn is well, Marilyn, and let’s hope she rises to the occasion. The New York Film Festival has her as its’ centerpiece and is skipping Toronto, and obviously Harvey thinks this is THE ONE. If he thought that about “Albert Nobbs” which has been kicking around for ages now, he would’ve bought it.

    And then there’s Tilda, Tilda, Tilda, and also as mentioned above Michelle Yeoh. All in all it looks like a strong(er) for women and that’s all to the good, as far as I’m concerned.

    I also heard apropos of nothing that “Hugo” is in both 2D, then part 2 is in 3D? Someone who saw it said that Part 2 or the second half was “beautiful” and that the first part “needed work.” Hmmm….

  72. Marilyn Monroe is a definite change for Michelle. It is NOT like her other characters. Marilyn is well, Marilyn, and let’s hope she rises to the occasion. The New York Film Festival has her as its’ centerpiece and is skipping Toronto, and obviously Harvey thinks this is THE ONE. If he thought that about “Albert Nobbs” which has been kicking around for ages now, he would’ve bought it.

    And then there’s Tilda, Tilda, Tilda, and also as mentioned above Michelle Yeoh. All in all it looks like a strong(er) for women and that’s all to the good, as far as I’m concerned.

    I also heard apropos of nothing that “Hugo” is in both 2D, then part 2 is in 3D? Someone who saw it said that Part 2 or the second half was “beautiful” and that the first part “needed work.” Hmmm….

  73. @ Stephen Holt, I definitely agree that Michelle Williams’ participation in “My Week With Marilyn” acquires a different approach to drawing characters than what she has done previously. I’m certain she’ll be just fine, if not great (not too sure about the film itself). I’m seeing it during the New York Film Festival and it’s one of the films being shown that i’m most excited about.

  74. @ Stephen Holt, I definitely agree that Michelle Williams’ participation in “My Week With Marilyn” acquires a different approach to drawing characters than what she has done previously. I’m certain she’ll be just fine, if not great (not too sure about the film itself). I’m seeing it during the New York Film Festival and it’s one of the films being shown that i’m most excited about.

  75. Stephen
    If you think Harvey is backing up MWWM. What’s about The Iron Lady? So far, no one knew what’s up with that film as of yet.
    By the way, Only a few of the film blogger would predict Williams as a potential nom. This Oscar season is getting better than last year with so many great performances.

  76. Stephen
    If you think Harvey is backing up MWWM. What’s about The Iron Lady? So far, no one knew what’s up with that film as of yet.
    By the way, Only a few of the film blogger would predict Williams as a potential nom. This Oscar season is getting better than last year with so many great performances.

  77. Well this isn’t Bening. Her last nom was for a comedy in which she was a co-lead and I think had less screentime than Moore. The one before was for a comedy that was a poor wannabe Eve that couldn’t even get her a Bafta nom. Close’s last 2 noms are for roles that are now really iconic and towering. Is this performance really her best? That’d be an achievement.

    Though, what if this year was like 1950? Everyone expected it to be down to A) the triumphant return of an Oscar-less legend 2 decades after her 2nd Best Actress nom, and B) the woman who was a 2-time winner within 4 years of her first nom and then lost a bunch of times. Then a hot young thing came around and took the prize. And a lot of people are pissed off about it, but many of those who actually see Born Yesterday, as far as I can tell online, seem to think that Holliday’s performance was worthy of an Oscar, just not in a year with Sunset Blvd and All About Eve.

  78. Well this isn’t Bening. Her last nom was for a comedy in which she was a co-lead and I think had less screentime than Moore. The one before was for a comedy that was a poor wannabe Eve that couldn’t even get her a Bafta nom. Close’s last 2 noms are for roles that are now really iconic and towering. Is this performance really her best? That’d be an achievement.

    Though, what if this year was like 1950? Everyone expected it to be down to A) the triumphant return of an Oscar-less legend 2 decades after her 2nd Best Actress nom, and B) the woman who was a 2-time winner within 4 years of her first nom and then lost a bunch of times. Then a hot young thing came around and took the prize. And a lot of people are pissed off about it, but many of those who actually see Born Yesterday, as far as I can tell online, seem to think that Holliday’s performance was worthy of an Oscar, just not in a year with Sunset Blvd and All About Eve.

  79. Glenn Close to win Ms McTeer best suporting actress.

  80. Glenn Close to win Ms McTeer best suporting actress.

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