Best Actress 2016: Elle Fanning for The Neon Demon

ellefanning_neondemonA photo of Elle Fanning in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon (via The Atlantic)

The Facts

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

About the Film

Role: Jesse, an aspiring model whose youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women upon moving to Los Angeles


  • Cannes Film Festival – World Premiere; In Competition (May 2016)

U.S. Distributor: Amazon Studios
U.S. Release Date: TBD
U.S. Box Office: TBD

Why? Elle Fanning’s been making a name for herself over the last few years, dabbling in art-house pics, Oscar bait, and blockbusters. If she impresses yet again, maybe she lands in the lead-actress lineup for this Nicolas Winding Refn thriller. She also leads John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties.

Why not? Refn’s Drive (2011) failed to impact Oscar the way we thought it would. Can something with even more potential to ostracize make it through awards season?


Ranking: No. 16 as of Apr. 18, 2016

More on the competition

See also: