One of my favourite awards season/Oscar sites, Awards Daily, recently wrote a very interesting piece about Naomi’s status in the awards race – give the whole thing a read at the source linked below … and let’s hope they are right!!
Oscarwatch: Best Actress, is Naomi Watts a Game Changer?
Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg was mostly dismissed on Twitter yesterday when he suggested that Naomi Watts could not only get nominated for Best Actress but also might win. But there has been such a groundswell of support, and Watts has gone unrecognized for so long, that she just might become a force to be reckoned with this year. There are several reasons for this – the first is that the two strongest contenders, Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty and Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook are both relatively new on the Oscar scene. Usually you have to built up clout, either Oscar cred (Renee Zellweger) or career cred (Sandra Bullock). Playing Oscar pool year after year, if you’re in it to win it, can eventually land you a win, if the performance is good enough and if you’re likable enough. But just being in a great film that everyone liked isn’t enough.
Read the full article at Awards Daily