Best Actress 2015: Cate Blanchett for Carol

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A photo of Cate Blanchett in Carol (via Live for Films)

The Facts

Oscar History
Cate Blanchett has two wins from six nominations

  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Elizabeth (1998)
  • Won: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Aviator (2004)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Notes on a Scandal (2006)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for I’m Not There (2007)
  • Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Blue Jasmine (2013)

This Year
Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Carol Aird, a sophisticated woman who infatuates Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara)

Festivals:

  • Cannes Film Festival – In Competition (May 17, 2015)
  • Telluride Film Festival (Sept. 2015)
  • New York Film Festival (Oct. 9, 2015)
  • BFI London Film Festival (Oct. 14, 2015)

U.S. Distributor: The Weinstein Co.
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 20, 2015 (limited)
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? Blanchett may pick up quite a few year-end kudos for her work in this, Cinderella, and Truth. If The Weinstein Co. throws its weight behind Carol as we expect it to…

Why not? The aforementioned Truth also boasts a lead performance from Blanchett; she’s apparently the lead in that Rathergate drama. Maybe her co-leading turn in Carol drops to supporting to make room for Truth? Expect the final word on that shortly after the Rathergate drama’s Toronto bow.

Notes

Ranking: No. 2 as of Sept. 7, 2015

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