Glenn Close, Olivia Colman and Lady Gaga, a bitter fight for the Oscar

The Oscar for best actress in the 91st edition of the Academy Awards presents one of the strongest rivalries that are remembered, and although Glenn Close part as a favorite, it would not be strange to see Olivia Colman or even Lady Gaga take the stage to collect the golden statuette.

GLENN CLOSE, the seventh is the vanquished?
His impressive work in “The Wife” has brought him his seventh Oscar nomination and the fourth in this category. She was previously a candidate for “Fatal Attraction” (1987), “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988) and Albert Nobbs (2011), and also aspired to the best supporting actress award for “The World According to Garp”, (1982) “The Big Chill “(1983) and” The Natural “(1984).

Experts believe that Close, who everyone in Hollywood admit should be recognized in time for his brilliant career, is who has more options in this category due to his triumphs in the Golden Globes, the Critic’s Choice – played with Gaga – and the Awards of the Actors Guild. Its only weak point: it is the only candidacy that obtained “The Wife”.

In the work, Joan and Joe Castleman (Close and Jonathan Pryce) appear to be the perfect marriage, but a call informing the couple that the man has won the Nobel Prize for Literature is the trigger of a crisis for something that has been affecting the woman for a long time.

OLIVIA COLMAN, the queen who destroys her madness
It is the first nomination for the 45-year-old British actress, who until now had gained popularity thanks to her roles in “The Lobster” (2015) – also by Yorgos Lanthimos – and the series “The Night Manager” (2016) and the third season of “The Crown”, where he plays Queen Elizabeth II in his maturity.

The candidacy comes to him by interpreting to another monarch, the queen Ana, the last British sovereign of the house of Estuardo. “The Favorite” revolves around the relationship of the eccentric and disturbed monarch with two of her servants, who are brought to life by Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, also nominated in the category of best supporting actress.

Colman has received the Golden Globe for his performance, although in the category of best comedy or musical, which is traditionally less valued than the dramatic category. He has also added the British Bafta in recent times and, although part of a step below Close, has in his favor the ten nominations of his film.

LADY GAGA, an actress was born
This is her first nomination in the category of best actress and the third one she gets in her career after being harvested this year in the field of best original song (“Shallow”) and obtained by “The Hunting Ground” (2015) with the theme “Til It Happens to You”.

In addition, it is his first work as a protagonist, as he had previously intervened with small roles in films such as “Machete Kills” (2013) or “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (2014), and series such as “American Horror” Story “, with which he won a Golden Globe.

A dozen years, five albums and nine Grammys later, she has managed to recover her dream as a child – becoming an actress – thanks to “A Star is Born”, a role previously played by Janet Gaynor (1937), Judy Garland (1954) and Barbra Streisand (1976) and for which the name of Beyoncé was considered, when the project was in the hands of Clint Eastwood.

YALITZA APARICIO, the pure look
It is the first Oscar nomination for Aparicio and the second that a Mexican actress gets in history, after the one achieved by Salma Hayek in “Frida” (2002). This is how great is the feat obtained by this woman born in Tlaxiaco (Oaxaca) in 1993, who took the role of the servant Cleo in “Rome” without having previous experience in acting.

Aparicio arrived at the project by chance. She accompanied her sister to a casting and she was thrown back at the last moment by her advanced stage of pregnancy, but not before convincing Aparicio to replace her and tell her what the process was like.
His appearance, among hundreds of women who attended castings throughout the country, conquered Cuarón, who offered him the role directly. His naturalness and the purity of his look are jewels that print truth to the cinematic treasure of “Rome”.

MELISSA MCCARTHY, the wake of Bill Murray or Steve Carell
It is his second nomination and the first in this category. The previous one arrived thanks to his secondary role in the comedy “Bridesmaids” (2011). On this occasion, with the film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” By Marielle Heller, she plays a celebrity biographer who changes her life completely when she realizes that current trends are far from her own tastes.

McCarthy follows the same path as other humor stars such as Bill Murray or Steve Carell who, after reaching enormous levels of popularity thanks to his humorous works, chose to take a different path and take risks with more dramatic projects, achieving recognition of the Academy.

The activity of the actress does not stop and this year is scheduled for the premiere of another drama, “The Kitchen”, directed by Andrea Berloff, and the action comedy “Superintelligence”, in which she returns to work with her husband, the filmmaker Ben Falcone. (EFEUSA) .-

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