Hello hello girlies! It’s Adi here! Who else is SO excited for the Oscar’s tomorrow?! There have been SO MANY completely AMAZE performances by women this year, 2016 was a GREAT year for female protagonists! Did you know that for only the THIRD TIME ever, three films with a female lead or co-lead (Hidden Figures, Arrival, and La La Land) – are among those nominated for Best Picture. That seems CRAZY I know, there should be MORE women in EVERYTHING!
I LOVE trying to predict who is going to win the big awards, and my FAV category is always BEST ACTRESS!! All five women are SPECTACULAR, and I can’t wait to see what they do next!
Ruth Negga is nominated for her role in Loving, a beautiful film which tells the real life story of Richard and Mildred Loving. They were an interracial couple who married at a time when it was still illegal for a black person and a white person to be married. They fought for their right to live as a family in their hometown and their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia went all the way to the Supreme Court! Their story has been an inspiration to couples ever since! Negga is POWERFUL and subtle in her performance, though she probably won’t win. It’s one of those cases where it really IS just an honor to be nominated!
Obviously we ALL know QUEEN Meryl Streep! She is a LEGEND having been nominated for a record breaking 20 Oscar Nominations and 3 WINS! Her latest nomination is for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins! The story of a New York heiress who DREAMED of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice! Seriously this woman just LIVED HER LIFE, no matter what anyone else said! #GOALS!
Jackie is the story of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. After the film premiered in September it seemed like Natalie had the Oscar locked down, and CLEARLY the Academy LURVS when you play real people! But heat died down off the drama as the love for La La Land and Elle picked up! Portman even lost out the Golden Globe to Elle’s Isabelle Huppert. Still there is no denying the BEAUTIFUL costumes in Jackie! Heres hoping the film will at least take home Best Costumes!
Isabelle Huppert is a French icon who gave an AMAZING performance in this foreign-language film! It’s hard to know if she’ll win over Emma Stone because of how DIFFERENT the subject matter of their respective films is, but if anyone is going to steal the win it will probably be Huppert!
Still though girlies, this is pretty much Emma Stone’s award to lose! She’s completely charming and has captured everyones heart as the ingenue in musical La La Land! PLUS let’s be Hollywood LURVS films about themselves, and this nostalgic musical has danced its way into the hearts of everyone living in La La Land!
Anyway you slice it, this year has been a BEAUTIFUL year for women in film and any of these insanely talented ladies would deserve to win!! What do YOU think girlies? Who SHOULD win the Academy Award for Best Actress?! Let us know in the comments!
XOXO – Adi