Yep..here we are at Day 2 of my “7 Days of Oscar” just remember.. I’m giving who I think the winner will be and what would be my pick – because they don’t always necessarily coincide with each other!! 😀


Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
As I noted with the Golden Globes – there were times I just thought ‘wow, JJL is knocking it out of the park here’ then there were more times when I thought ‘oh, no no she’s not, she’s kinda annoying me’ so this is a give & take for me but definitely not a pick.

Rooney Mara, Carol
While I’m mostly not a fan of Rooney Mara’s, I will say, she impressed me in this film and was the most likable yet in a film role for me.

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Vanilla, Vanilla, Vanilla. That’s the only thing that truly comes to mind when I think of this performance. Sorry Rachel, you seem sweet, really you do, but you are ‘vanilla’ acting-wise, in your roles, this one included.

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl ~ MY PICK
Alicia Vikander was fantastic in this role. Why everyone liked her in Ex-Machina I’m not sure, as she was a CGI character. And okay..not everyone..just males under 35 – but here she truly was wonderful and showed she can compete with the best of them.

Kate Winslet, Steve JobsWINNER
Another wonderful job by Kate, though I wasn’t particularly fond of her trying on the accent – you could almost overlook it as she was so spot on here.


  1. Sry,accidentally clicked unfollowed when I was supposed to be clicking to open up your homepage 😦 Followed back immediately!!
    Very nice, I would’ve nominated Mya Taylor and she would’ve been my choice. But yes, Alicia Vikander is super talented though I preferred her in Ex Machina.

    1. Mya Taylor would not have been on my radar for this..tho I enjoyed Tangerine to an extent. And of course you’d like Alicia in Ex-Machina.. you’re a male, under 35 hahahahaha

      1. Hahahah no you can’t be serious! No males over fourty or females like her?! Hmm, I guess I found her character intriguing and her subtle performance worked for me unlike Rooney Mara’s subtlety in Carol. I also think Ava’s a very complex and interesting character who represents many different themes. Ok I’m boring you now sorry HAHA…😂

  2. As you know, my pick for this category was Non-Applicable since I was not a huge fan of any of these performances. If I were to add three overlooked nominees, they would be: Phyllis Smith (Inside Out), Tessa Thompson (Creed) and Julie Walters (Brooklyn) 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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