What kind of Chick Flick Girl Am I?
The kind that didn’t know she was going to have a movie blog and didn’t see all the movies, that’s what kind. Although, some of these movies didn’t play here, so I guess I have somewhat of an excuse. I promise I will be making a mad dash to the local cineplex to catch up on the nominated movies.
Today we are looking at the nominees for the.
Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married
Anne Hathaway plays a self-absorbed recovering addict whose return home for her sister’s wedding sparks a family conflict. Which is quite a change from her previous roles in The Princess Diaries. She went from princess to Prada to rehab. I guess that’s the way you get nominated for awards.
This is her first nomination and she has some pretty hefty competition. We will see her real acting when the camera pans the nominees as they announce the winners next week and she has to look really happy and gracious when someone else’s name is announced. Sorry Anne, I don’t think this is your year.
Angelina Jolie in Changeling
Angelina Jolie was previously nominated and won the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role in GIRL, INTERRUPTED in 1999. In Changlng, Angelina portrays a mother in a frantic search for her missing son. Angelina has six kids at home, so playing a frantic mother should come naturally to her . With Brad Pitt is also nominated for Best Actor this year for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, things are going pretty well for the Jolie-Pitt household. I need to do some research, but I wonder if this is the first time a husband and wife have both been nominated for Best Acting awards in the same year.
Melissa Leo in Frozen River
Melissa Leo plays Ray Eddy, an impoverished mother who becomes involved in a smuggling ring in an attempt to avoid losing her home. I remember Ms. Leo as one of the detectives on the gripping TV Series Homicide: Live on the Streets. Since then, I believe she has done some directing. This is one of the movies that never made it to my local theater or if it did, it didn’t seem interesting at the time. In in these tough economic times, this plot isn’t too far-fetched for many us.
Meryl Streep in Doubt
Meryl Streep has been nominated for an Academy Award 15 times. She has already won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress for her role in Doubt where she plays Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the strict, scary principal of a Bronx Catholic school who accuses the new priest of abusing one of the boy students. I am putting my money on Meryl to win the Oscar. As I have stated in a previous post, Doubt had just 4 main characters and every one of them was outstanding. It may have been some kind of acting synergy that made good actors, great and great actors incredible.
Kate Winslet in The Reader
Kate is main Meryl Streep’s competition for the Oscar. She won the Golden Globe for her role in The Reader. This is the sixth Academy Award nomination for Kate Winslet, so this might just be her year. In The Reader Winslet plays plays Hanna Schmitz, a German woman in her thirties whose much younger teenage lover is unaware of her dark past as a guard in a Nazi concentration camp.
Best Actor Nominations
- Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor”
- Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon
- Sean Penn in “Milk”
- Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
- Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler”