And There Came The 2017 Oscars… Best Actress in a Leading Role


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The Academy Awards Ceremony is Sunday, February 26.

Leading up to the event, And There Came A Day presents a predictions for the major categories.

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

 

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NOMINEES

  • Isabelle Huppert – Elle
  • Ruth Negga – Loving
  • Natalie PortmanJackie
  • Emma Stone – La La Land
  • Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

WHO WILL WIN

Emma Stone – La La Land

I get it. She’s not the greatest singer. But I liked everything she sang.

I liked it a lot.

Here’s the thing: Emma Stone makes this look easy and it’s not. Her work in La La Land is breathtaking in its simplicity. Her Mia immediately draws the audience in the moment we first see her on screen. She is so engaging, so likable, so charming that it is difficult for anyone else on screen to make an impression. Wonder why she’s nominated and will win and Ryan Gosling, who is also nominated, will not? That’s why.

She’s simply perfect in this almost perfect movie.

WHO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE WIN

Emma Stone – La La Land

Though this category should be named “We Could Give the Oscar to Meryl Every Year” (and Streep was terrific in the uneven Florence Foster Jenkins), I don’t think that’s the way this one goes.

Emma Stone will win. She should. I loved her in this movie.

Loved. Her.

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