Best Actress 2015: Cate Blanchett for Truth

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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:

Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Mary Mapes, the CBS News producer who teamed up with Dan Rather (Robert Redford) for a controversial story about (former) President George W. Bush

Festivals:

  • Toronto International Film Festival – World Premiere (Sept. 2015)

U.S. Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
U.S. Release Date: Oct. 16, 2015 (limited)
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? Blanchett may pick up quite a few year-end kudos for her work in this, Carol, and Cinderella. Sony Pictures Classics may push Truth as its big play here and in general.

Why not? If Blanchett stays in lead for Carol, expect a vote split.

Notes

Ranking: No. 10 as of Sept. 7, 2015

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Actress 2015: Cate Blanchett for Carol
  • Best Picture 2015: Truth
  • Best Director 2015: James Vanderbilt for Truth
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Elisabeth Moss for Truth
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Robert Redford for Truth
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2015: James Vanderbilt for Truth
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