Likely to be nominated for: Still Alice

What it’s about:
Moore plays Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor. Happily married with three children, she starts to forget words, and her family bonds are tested when she’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Richard Glatzer directs. Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth also star in the film.

Awards wins/nominations:
Moore has been nominated four times for an Academy Award and remains Oscarless.
In 2003, Moore was nominated in both the Best Supporting Actress and Best Lead Actress categories for The Hours and Far From Heaven.
She won Best Actress for Maps To Stars at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Awards won for Still Alice:

Gotham Awards

Hollywood Films Awards

Los Angeles Film critics Association 2nd Place

National Board Of Review

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Washington dc Area Film critics Association

Toronto Film critics Association Awards Runner-up

San Francisco Film critics circle Awards

dallas-Forth Worth Film critics Association Awards 2nd Place

chicago Film critics Association Awards

Why she could be nominated:
Sasha posted this article on Why this might be Moore’s year.
Moore’s portrayal of an Alzheimer’s is considered this year’s performance to beat, and her performance was lauded when Still Alice screened at the Toronto Film Festival.

What the critics are saying:

Jenelle Riley of Variety says: “Moore is currently considered the one to beat, and not just because her performance as a professor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in “Still Alice” is stunning work—she also has the overdue factor on her side.”

Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter wrote: “The toll the disease takes on the life of a brilliant linguistics professor is superbly detailed by Julianne Moore in a career-high performance, driving straight to the terror of the disease and its power to wipe out personal certainties and identity.”