Best Actress 2014: Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything

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A photo of Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything (via Collider).

Oscar Present?
Role: Jane Hawking, the loving wife of scientist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne)

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

Festivals:

  • Toronto International Film Festival (2014) – World Premiere

Why? Jones has been on Hollywood’s radar since Sundance hit Like Crazy (2011), but this has proven to be her true breakthrough. This kind of role can go all the way.

Why not? The last six winners had more-established careers before their wins – and usually had previous nominations; the last breakthrough performance to win this was Marion Cotillard in 2007. She and fellow Brit breakthrough Rosamund Pike might split votes.

Ranking: No. 2 as of Nov. 17, 2014

More on the competition:
Best Actress in a Leading Role 2014

See also (pages coming soon):
Best Picture 2014: The Theory of Everything (more)
Best Director 2014: James Marsh for The Theory of Everything (more)
Best Actor 2014: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Charlie Cox for The Theory of Everything (more)
Best Adapted Screenplay 2014: Anthony McCarten for The Theory of Everything (more)

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