#FilmNominations2014 : Best Actress


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Despite such standout turns as Reese Witherspoon’s as the girl going on a self-discovery trek in ‘Wild’, her most welcome return to form; Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike having their breakthrough roles in ‘The Theory Of Everything’ and ‘Gone Girl’ respectively or Julianne Moore nailing her second outstanding performance of 2014, also the Oscar frontrunner’s, for the still unreleased in the UK ‘Still Alice’; many an Oscar commentator complained this year’s about the limited number of good roles for actresses in contention for the awards season. However, if that may ring true for Hollywood fare, they just had to look a bit farther at thevinternational arthouse and genre crops to find out such first class performances as Scarlett Johansson’s,the icy alien in ‘Under The Skin’; Tilda Swinton as the loving vampire of ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ and Essie Davis as the bereaved mother of ‘The Babadook’.

The six actress who stood up from such high competitions are Agata Trzebuchowska as the naive novice on a break from religious life to find out the fate of her late relatives in ‘Ida’; Anne Dorval’s repeating in the role of a courageous mum, this time trying to get by on her own while caring for her troubled ADHD suffering son, in Xavier Dolan’s outstanding ‘Mommy’; Bérénice Bejo confronting her husband to try and get a divorce to go on with her new relationship in ‘The Past’, another masterful drama by Iranian director Ashgar Farhadi; Juliette Binoche impersonating the French Sculptor and Rodin’s collaborator taken to a mental institution “Camille Claudel 1915”; Julianne Moore as the Hollywood aging star struggling to make a comeback in Cronemberg’s dark farce ‘Maps to the stars’ and Marion Cotillard as the factory worker who needs to convince all her colleagues to vote for her keeping her job, even when that means they will lose their bonuses, in ‘Two Days, One Night’, another extraordinarily poignant social drama by the Dardenne brothers.

Check interviews with all the nominees below and vote for your favorite here




AGATA TRZEBUCHOWSKA (Ida)





ANNE DORVAL (Mommy)





BERENICE BEJO (The Past)





JULIETTE BINOCHE (Camille Claudel 1915)





JULIANNE MOORE (Maps To The Stars)





MARION COTILLARD (Two Days, One Night)


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