Best Actress 2014: Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl

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Rosamund Pike as she appears in one of the trailers for Gone Girl

Oscar Present?
Role: Amy Elliott Dunne, whose disappearance confuses many – including husband and prime suspect Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck)

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

Festivals:

  • New York Film Festival (2014) – Opening Film; World Premiere

Why? Any actress cast as Amy Elliott Dunne would inspire Oscar chatter: the complexity of the character requires anyone in the role to bring her “A” game, and perhaps more importantly, David Fincher brings amazing work out of his actors, with his last three films scoring lead acting bids. Some thought Pike deserved a nod for An Education (2009).

Why not? Gone Girl might not be Oscar voters’ cup of tea even if it works. Pike might split votes with fellow British breakthrough Felicity Jones.

Ranking: No. 3 as of Nov. 17, 2014

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

See also (pages coming soon):
Best Picture 2014: Gone Girl (more)
Best Director 2014: David Fincher for Gone Girl (more)
Best Actor 2014: Ben Affleck for Gone Girl (more)
Best Supporting Actress 2014: Carrie Coon for Gone Girl (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Neil Patrick Harris for Gone Girl (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Tyler Perry for Gone Girl (more)
Best Adapted Screenplay 2014: Gillian Flynn for Gone Girl (more)

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