A photo of Sally Field in Michael Showalter’s Hello, My Name is Doris (via The Chicago Sun Times)
Field has two wins from three nominations.
- Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Norma Rae (1979)
- Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Places in the Heart (1984)
- Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Lincoln (2012)
About the Film
Role: Doris, a woman pursuing a younger man (Max Greenfield) who works in her office
- South by Southwest – World Premiere (Mar. 14, 2015)
U.S. Distributor: Roadside Attractions
U.S. Release Date: Mar. 11, 2016 (limited); Apr. 1, 2016 (wide)
U.S. Box Office: $10,922,707 (estimate as of Apr. 17, 2016)
Why? Sally Field nails the title role here, delivering comedy in spades and packing more of a dramatic punch than one might expect. A Golden Globe nomination seems likely; I imagine she wins if Emma Stone and La La Land falter. Now that I think about it, Field could have probably won there and landed an Oscar bid (in lieu of Jennifer Lawrence) for this last year…
Why not? But last year was a hot mess, and this year already looks to be far more competitive. Will Roadside Attractions put in the campaign necessary for voters to remember Field’s sublime work at year’s end?
Ranking: No. 8 as of Apr. 16, 2016
- Best Adapted Screenplay 2016: Laura Terruso and Michael Showalter for Hello, My Name is Doris