Saturday, November 14, 2015

Oscars 2016: Globes Update: Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander To Go Lead

Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episode of Topic Of The Day. For today's topic, I will share an update that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who hosts the annual Golden Globes, has announced. Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander are getting a rather controversial campaign for Supporting Actress for Carol and The Danish Girl, respectively. But the HFPA fought back and said that Mara and Vikander will be pushed in Best Actress-Drama.

This news I am quite happy with. I haven't seen either film yet, but I'll believe that these two actresses being pushed in Supporting is category fraud. With these two in Lead, this now has me curious as to how Best Actress-Drama will play out. Possibly like this:

Cate Blanchett, Carol 
Brie Larson, Room 
Rooney Mara, Carol 
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years 
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn 

But let's say that because Blanchett and Mara are competing against each other, there is a vote split, resulting in both missing out. It might play out this way:

Emily Blunt, Sicario 
Brie Larson, Room 
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years 
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn 
Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road 

I'm still unsure of Vikander's chances with her going Lead since Best Actress-Drama has become more packed and her film's buzz isn't as strong as Mara's film. But it's better to miss out in a category where you belong than to cheat your way through and get in a category you don't belong.

You may also notice how I don't have Jennifer Lawrence in here. That's because there is a debate as to whether Joy will go Comedy which is where the film's team is submitting it. In case she makes it in there, it might look something like this:

Blythe Danner, I'll See You In My Dreams 
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy 
Melissa McCarthy, Spy (Alt. Anne Hathaway, The Intern or Meryl Streep, Ricki and the Flash)
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck 
Lily Tomlin, Grandma 

But if Lawrence does compete in Drama, then I think it's Anne Hathaway that gets in. It seems crazy to underestimate Streep getting in at the Globes, but it seems everyone's forgotten about the film since it came out in the summer, did poorly at the box office and had mixed to negative reviews. Usually, when Meryl gets name checked, it is when her films make money (Mamma Mia!, It's Complicated, Hope Springs). But not only did Hathaway's film come out at a better time, but it has done impressively, grossing almost $200m worldwide.

Now, this leaves what happens with the Supporting Actress category. Now that Mara and Vikander are where they belong, what about the Supporting ladies? Possibly like this:

Joan Allen, Room 
Jane Fonda, Youth  (Alt. Elizabeth Banks, Love and Mercy or Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria)
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight 
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight 
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs 

What do you guys think? Do you agree with any of my predictions and how do you feel about Mara and Vikander being bumped into Lead? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!