Continuing the theme from my previous post, here are 6 actresses who I sincerely hope will have won their first competitive Oscar by the time that the 2030 ceremony rolls around.
(By the way, there’s a chance that Scarlett Johansson, Saorise Ronan and Florence Pugh could finally win Oscars tonight. That’s the only reason why they’re not on the list below.)
- Amy Adams
Much like Bradley Cooper on my previous list, Amy Adams is probably the most obvious pick here. I’m actually amazed that, after been nominated a total of 6 times, the terrifically talented Amy Adams has yet to win her first Oscar. The fact that she could even receive a nomination for a film like Vice reveals that she’s got fans in the Academy and she’s definitely reached the point where she can say that she’s overdue for the award. The Woman In The Window was originally promoted as being an Oscar contender but, considering all the trouble that film’s gone through to just get a release date, Adams may have to wait another year or two. Still, she seems destined to win eventually and it’ll be a great day for all the members of the 2% of us who have naturally red hair.
How has Emily Blunt never received a single Oscar nomination? I mean, Amy Adams should be angry that she doesn’t have an Oscar yet but at least she has six nominations. Emily Blunt doesn’t even have one yet, despite being one of the best actresses working today. Again, Blunt seems destined to win. It’s just a question of when.
3. Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan should have won for her performance in An Education. She also deserved to be nominated for Shame. She doesn’t have an Oscar but she certainly has the talent to win one. She’s one of the best actresses around, though she often seems to appear in the type of good but challenging films that fall off of the Academy’s radar. Promising Young Woman was a hit at Sundance so we’ll see if that leads to another nomination.
4. Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis has been giving good performances since before I was born but since so many of them were in horror films, the Academy failed to notice. She’s now one of those actresses who people seem to take for granted. Hopefully, someone writes a great role for her in the future as Curtis is overdue for not just a nomination but for an award as well.
5. Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain is one of those actresses who I think everyone assumes has won an Oscar but actually, she hasn’t. She’s been twice nominated and even that seems like it has to be a mistake. I mean, really? Only two nominations for Jessica Chastain? (Personally, I chalk it up to the Academy having an issue with those of us who have naturally red hair.) Much like Amy Adams, Chastain is another actress who seems destined to win over the next decade.
6. Jennifer Jason Leigh
Seriously, how does Jennifer Jason Leigh — one of the greatest actress of all freaking time — only have one nomination? Not only is she overdue for the award but, based on Marriage Story, she deserves one just for putting up with Noah Baumbach for eight years.
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