Best Actress 2016: Blake Lively for The Shallows

blakelively_shallowsBlake Lively as she appears in the trailer for Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows

The Facts

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

About the Film

Role: Mia, who’s stranded only 200 yards from shore – but must get past a great white shark to get there

Festivals: N/A

U.S. Distributor: Sony/Columbia
U.S. Release Date: June 24, 2016
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? Maybe she can mount a comeback like her hubby did with Deadpool earlier this year? She inspired some chatter for The Town (2010), and the trailer for The Shallows was surprisingly promising. Is this the new 127 Hours? (Spoiler: Probably not, but anything is possible at this point.)

Why not? Can this plot sustain a full-length feature? Director Jaume Collet-Serra hardly inspires confidence, and Sony may prioritize Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Passengers – and maybe even The Magnificent Seven – before putting its muscle behind The Shallows.


Ranking: No. 21 as of Mar. 27, 2016

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