BEST ACTRESS: Cotillard VS Christie
The race is on. And doesn't it seem like a great race?
They embody total opposites on the awards radar:
hot young thing VS veteran/legend
mimicry/biopic VS fictional indie
big & intense VS subtle & understated
young deglamming VS old being beautiful
edited with a chainsaw VS edited normally
French chick in French film VS British chick in Canadian film
musical/comedy VS drama (at least according to the globes)
And most people seem to be firmly in one camp or the other. They're such vastly different stars in such vastly different roles and acting styles that it's hard not to pick a side. I myself have not seen La Vie En Rose and liked Christie's perf a lot, but didn't LOVE her like crazy. So I'm on the fence for now. But it seems that it'll be one of these women, or the other... unless someone else makes a splash in a big way.
Labels: awards season 2007