Best Actress 2015: Emily Blunt for Sicario

emilyblunt_sicarioEmily Blunt in Sicario (via IndieWire)

The Facts

Oscar History
Blunt has yet to receive an Oscar nomination

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

About the Film

Role: Kate Macy, a young FBI agent whose ethical and moral values are pushed to their limits upon joining a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss

Festivals:

  • Cannes Film Festival – World Premiere; In Competition (May 19, 2015)
  • Toronto International Film Festival – North American Premiere (Sept. 10, 2015)

U.S. Distributor: Lionsgate
U.S. Release Date: Sept. 18, 2015
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? Blunt and the film scored raves out of Cannes…

Why not? But Sicario’s more of a commercial play for Lionsgate than anything else.

Notes

Ranking: No. 14 as of Aug. 26, 2015

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Picture 2015: Sicario
  • Best Director 2015: Denis Villeneuve for Sicario
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Benicio del Toro for Sicario
  • Best Original Screenplay 2015: Taylor Sheridan for Sicario
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