Saturday, August 22, 2015

Oscars 2016: For Your Consideration- The Supporting 'Trainwreck' Girls

Hello, Bloggers, I have created another For Your Consideration post since we are getting closer to the incoming awards season. To prevent potential cases of category fraud, which is very common in the Supporting acting categories, I figured I'd throw in some names worthy of consideration that give legitimately supporting performances. For this post, I'll go into the supporting ladies from Trainwreck: Brie Larson and Tilda Swinton.

First, Brie Larson. As the protagonist Amy's sister Kim, Larson manages to attempt to ground Amy into her reality and mold into her lifestyle of marriage through the use of deadpan yet charming wit. It also helps that she and Amy Schumer create such natural, sisterly chemistry. Since Larson's task is to humanize the main character, she nails it without the use of shouting or teary "actress-y" scenes. A nomination for Larson would be like a beacon, signaling the arrival of a new star.

Next, I'll go into Tilda Swinton. While Brie Larson provides grounded support to the main character, Swinton is an absolute scene stealer and is completely unrecognizable as Amy's boss Dianna. She has some of the film's best lines ("You're clever, but you're not too brainy or British and you're not gorgeous. You're approachable.") and while being so crass and crude, always had me anticipating her next scene. That's one main idea of a supporting performance. I mean, how can co-leads steal what is already their show, right? Also, after snubbing her for Julia, Snowpiercer, and especially We Need To Talk About Kevin, she is overdue for a second Oscar nod in my opinion. Plus, it's not every film she does that we get to see Tilda Swinton, the sardonic comedienne.

So I hope that any critics or awards voters that may read this take these two performances into consideration. To anyone else that has seen the film, please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section on whether you think these two actresses are worthy of awards praise. Thanks for reading!