Oscar Watching: All About That Snub
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Julianne Moore will walk away with this – and with no real competition. But Marion Cotillard is finally back, and Reese Witherspoon gives one of her best performances. Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike can call themselves Oscar nominees and should see their careers take off.
1. Julianne Moore for Still Alice
2. Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything
3. Reese Witherspoon for Wild
4. Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl
5. Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell and Bradley Cooper – who netted his third consecutive nomination – were the nomination-morning surprises. Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Keaton lead films that look to surprise for the picture win, but Eddie Redmayne gives a transformative performance that already won a Golden Globe and could take prizes from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), SAG, and yes, Oscar.