Best Actress 2014: Kristen Wiig for The Skeleton Twins

A photo of Kristen Wiig in The Skeleton Twins

Oscar History: One nomination – none for acting
Nominated: Best Original Screenplay (with Annie Mumolo) for Bridesmaids (2011)

Oscar Present?
Role: Maggie, whose reunion with her estranged twin, Milo (Bill Hader), inspires both to examine what went wrong in their lives.

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A


  • Sundance Film Festival (2014) – World Premiere

Why? The unexpected awards love for Bridesmaids (2011) suggests that Wiig has some supporters in the industry. Skeleton seems like a perfect project to showcase her talents; strong notices for her performance could help her land a Golden Globe nod. Wiig also earned acclaim for her leading work in the dramedy Welcome to Me, which premiered at Toronto.

Why not? Skeleton might not break out beyond the art-house and might be more of an Indie Spirit play than an overall awards contender.

Ranking: No. 22 as of Sept. 12, 2014

See also:
Best Actress 2014: Kristen Wiig for Nasty Baby (more)
Best Actress 2014: Kristen Wiig for Welcome to Me (more)
Best Actor 2014: Bill Hader for The Skeleton Twins (more)
Best Original Screenplay 2014: Mark Heyman and Craig Johnson for The Skeleton Twins (more)


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