Alicia Vikander as she appears in one of the trailers for Testament of Youth (via Up and Comers)
Role: Vera Brittain, a British pacifist who accounted for her experiences during World War I in her 1933 memoir, Testament of Youth
- BFI London Film Festival (2014) – World Premiere
Why? Vikander’s been on the verge of a breakthrough for the last few years; her role as Vera Brittain could make that happen. Currently slated for release in the U.K. on Jan. 2, 2015, Testament of Youth might get an Oscar-qualifying release before the end of the year…
Why not? If it gets a distributor. The breakthrough buzz surrounding Rosamund Pike and Felicity Jones is already deafening; can Vikander really become a player this season?
Ranking: No. 15 as of Sept. 12, 2014
More on the competition:
Best Actress in a Leading Role 2014