Jessica Chastain

Likely to be nominated for :
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. She will also be seen in A Most Violent Year and Miss Julie.

What it’s about:
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a collective series of films; Him, Her, Them. A married couple, seemingly in love encounter a life changing event that threatens their relationship.

Supporting: A Most Violent Year is set in the winter of 1981, which is on record as the most crime ridden time in the history of New York City. The story follows the story of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream in this period of history. A Most Violent Year also stars Oscar Issac and Albert Brooks.

Awards nominations/wins:

Chastain has received two Academy Award nominations. She received a Supporting Nomination for her role in The Help, and in 2012 was nominated for Best Lead Actress for Zero Dark Thirty.

Chastain has yet to win, but with three films out, including the Christopher Nolan sci-fi film, Interstellar, she is likely to remain on Oscar voters radar all season.
If Chastain gets nominated and were to win the Best Actress Oscar in 2015, she’ll become the second ever redhead to win, after Nicole Kidman won for The Hours.

What Critics are saying:

A Most Violent Year will make its début at the AFI Fest this week.

Melissa Maerz of Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Disappearance is worth watching for Chastain’s fierce performance as a woman swallowed up by bone-deep grief.”

Nikola Grozdanovic wrote on The Playlist, “Chastain’s Eleanor is cold and distant compared to Connor, but as the delicate actress that she is, she gives all of herself and delivers another highly nuanced, human character.”

Trailer:

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby:

A Most Violent Year: