Best Actress 2016: Kate Beckinsale for Love & Friendship

katebeckinsale_lafA photo of Kate Beckinsale as she appears in Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship (via The Hollywood Reporter)

The Facts

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

About the Film

Role: Lady Susan Vernon, who plays matchmaker for her daughter, Frederica (Morfydd Clark) — and herself, too


  • Sundance Film Festival – World Premiere (Jan. 23, 2016)
  • San Francisco International Film Festival – Opening Night (scheduled for Apr. 21, 2016)

U.S. Distributor: Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions
U.S. Release Date: May 13, 2016 (limited)
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? Is this Beckinsale’s time to shine? She flirted with awards season in 2008 with Nothing But the Truth, after all, and reuniting with the director behind her breakout role can’t hurt…

Why not? But will voters see Love & Friendship as too light? Period pieces like this don’t seem to sway the motion-picture academy like they used to.


Ranking: No. 24 as of Mar. 27, 2016

More on the competition

See also (coming soon):

  • Best Supporting Actress 2016: Chloë Sevigny for Love & Friendship
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2016: Whit Stillman for Love & Friendship
  • Best Costume Design 2016: Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh for Love & Friendship