It should be Marion
Marion Cotillard was in New York yesterday. She stopped by The View and then she collected her Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle in the evening in a high collar black and white cocktail dress that’s perfect on her.
Have you read Sarah’s Top 10 Films of 2014 list yet? Click here to revisit. Marion appears under the Okay Movies Featuring Stellar Performances list. And she is. INCREDIBLE. She will tear you apart.
But she will (likely) not be nominated for an Oscar even though, f-ck, she should totally be there. There just hasn’t been enough noise about her work this year. Especially when there are others who are shouting so loudly.
Like Jennifer Aniston. What they’re telling you about Jennifer Aniston is that it’s a transformative piece of acting. Which is what they tried to tell you about her in The Good Girl. She was fine in The Good Girl. She’s good in Cake. But the “Jennifer Aniston” is still there. The signature lip movements, the way she moves her hands, all the fingerprints she’s left over years of watching her are instantly identifiable. So to say she disappears into the role, to me, is an overstatement. To be fair, same goes for Reese Witherspoon in Wild. I can still see both Aniston and Witherspoon in those parts. The same way I could see Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club. He’s basically just playing himself all the time.
Marion, on the other hand…
And Rosamund Pike, while we’re at it…
And Julianne Moore…
It’s another level.
But as we know, as we’ve seen, the only level that matters is the hype and campaign. And Marion Cotillard hasn’t been able to do that as well as the others.
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