Friday, February 8, 2013

2012 Best Actresses

I've been something of a ghost around here, and many factors go into that. For one thing, I really have no interest in blogging anymore; it was an amazing thing being able to see and review all the nominees nearly 2 years ago, however I don't think I could ever do it again. There's just not that interest anymore, especially since everyone started reviewing the same categories. Second, life is very hectic, different, and more fulfilling. So no time to blog!

However, I'll always have time for the Best Actress category.

 I doubt I will have time in the next few weeks to track down these nominees. Which makes me sad I can't have a definite opinion on Oscar night.

However, I have seen the two frontrunners, and I'm glad they are both extremely good.

Jennifer Lawrence's characterization is something special. It brings back the old days when nominees could be entertaining, realistic, and unexpected. It's a fun performance considering most of the comedy doesn't revolve around her, she's more of a side character who is forced unto the audience like a storm. In the end, this is a fantastic performance that was shockingly unexpectedly great. Shows Jennifer Lawrence's power as an actress.

However, the Oscar should go to Jessica Chastain.

To say the performance is layered is an understatement. From the moment we meet her, her fragility is obvious, and as strength grows, the line about being a 'killer' is more and more accurate. At the end, those tears signify how the character has transformed. It's the true definition of a Oscar winning performance.