A photo of Tessa Thompson in Dear White People (via Collider).
Role: Samantha White, a biracial Winchester University student who runs the radio show Dear White People
- Sundance Film Festival (2014) – World Premiere
Why? Thompson scored standout reviews for her performance when Dear White People debuted at Sundance. The motion-picture academy sometimes responds well to topical films…
Why not? Seems like more of a screenplay nod than an acting bid, even though Thompson might land an Indie Spirit nod.
Ranking: Unranked as of Sept. 12, 2014
More on the competition:
Best Actress in a Leading Role 2014
See also (pages coming soon):
Best Picture 2014: Dear White People (more)
Best Original Screenplay 2014: Justin Simien for Dear White People (more)