A photo of Jenny Slate in Obvious Child (via Collider)
Role: Donna Stern, a comedienne who confronts realities of independent womanhood upon an unplanned pregnancy (via IMDb)
- Independent Spirit Awards (2014) – Best Female Lead
- Sundance Film Festival (2014) – World Premiere
- SXSW (2014)
Why? Slate became a critical darling with this Sundance hit. She could be a threat for some critics awards; some think she can sneak into the Golden Globes lineup like Greta Gerwig did with Frances Ha last year.
Why not? Obvious Child is still a low-profile contender, and distributor A24 seems to be focusing on A Most Violent Year this season.
Ranking: No. 12 as of Nov. 25, 2014
More on the competition:
Best Actress in a Leading Role 2014
See also (pages coming soon):
Best Original Screenplay 2014: Gillian Robespierre, Elisabeth Holm, and Karen Maine for Obvious Child (more)