Best Actress 2015: Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years

charlotterampling_45years4Charlotte Rampling as she appears in a trailer for Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years

The Facts

Oscar History
Rampling has yet to receive an Oscar nomination

This Year

  • Berlin International Film Festival – Silver Berlin Bear for Best Actress (Feb. 14, 2015)

Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Kate Mercer, who reflects on her marriage with Geoff Mercer (Tom Courtenay) around the time of their 45th wedding anniversary


  • Berlin International Film Festival – World Premiere (Feb. 6, 2015)
  • Telluride Film Festival (Sept. 4, 2015)
  • Toronto International Film Festival – Canadian Premiere (Sept. 15, 2015)

U.S. Distributor: Sundance Selects
U.S. Release Date: TBD
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? Rampling has reaped universal acclaim for this tiny marriage drama since its Berlin bow. Expect to see her name pop up a lot with the critics groups at the end of the year.

Why not? But will she campaign? With Blythe Danner and Lily Tomlin (likely) making the rounds, Rampling may need to establish a presence on the circuit for this to happen.


Ranking: No. 13 as of Sept. 7, 2015

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Picture 2015: 45 Years
  • Best Director 2015: Andrew Haigh for 45 Years
  • Best Actor 2015: Tom Courtenay for 45 Years
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2015: Andrew Haigh for 45 Years