Best Actress 2016: Emily Blunt for The Girl on the Train

emilyblunt_girltrainEmily Blunt as she appears in Tate Taylor’s The Girl on the Train

The Facts

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

About the Film

Role: Rachel Watson, a divorcée in London fascinated by the family that lives in her old house

Festivals: N/A

U.S. Distributor: Universal Pictures
U.S. Release Date: Oct. 7, 2016
U.S. Box Office: TBD

Why? Blunt’s never quite made it to the Oscars, but we assume she came close with The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and The Young Victoria (2009) – maybe even Into the Woods (2013) and/or last year’s Sicario? With a leading role in a pic that could hit big at the box office, maybe it’s Blunt’s time to shine.

Why not? The Girl on the Train has been compared to Gone Girl as far as tone is concerned, sure, but director Tate Taylor ≠ David Fincher.

Notes

Ranking: No. 6 as of Apr. 17, 2016

More on the competition

See also (coming soon):

  • Best Picture 2016: The Girl on the Train
  • Best Director 2016: Tate Taylor for The Girl on the Train
  • Best Supporting Actress 2016: Haley Bennett for The Girl on the Train
  • Best Supporting Actress 2016: Rebecca Ferguson for The Girl on the Train
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2016: Erin Cressida Wilson for The Girl on the Train