Best Supporting Actress 2014: Jessica Chastain for Interstellar

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A photo of Jessica Chastain in Interstellar (via Collider)

Oscar History: Two nominations
Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help (2011)
Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Oscar Present?
Role: HIGHLIGHT THIS PORTION OF TEXT TO REVEAL Murph, the daughter of Cooper, who’s gone into space in a quest to save humanity

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

Festivals: N/A

Why? The “Kubrick meets Spielberg” hype for Christopher Nolan’s latest is certainly promising, and Chastain’s quickly become one of her generation’s most respected actresses. She’ll be on voters’ minds – she will push for a lead nod for J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, too, and also leads the Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby films and Miss Julie for Liv Ullmann (which probably won’t hit before the end of the year but helped the chatter, regardless). Ubiquity helped her in 2011; can it help her this year?

Why not? Despite the early word, Nolan is hardly known for his strong portrayals of women. Of course, this is Chastain…

Ranking: No. 5 as of Oct. 19, 2014

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

See also (pages coming soon):
Best Actress 2014: Jessica Chastain for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (more)
Best Actress 2014: Jessica Chastain for Miss Julie (more)
Best Actress 2014: Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year (more)
Best Picture 2014: Interstellar (more)
Best Director 2014: Christopher Nolan for Interstellar (more)
Best Actress 2014: Anne Hathaway for Interstellar (more)
Best Actor 2014: Matthew McConaughey for Interstellar (more)
Best Supporting Actress 2014: Ellen Burstyn for Interstellar (more)
Best Supporting Actress 2014: Mackenzie Foy for Interstellar (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Michael Caine for Interstellar (more)
Best Original Screenplay 2014: Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan for Interstellar (more)

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