Who Should Win the 2015 Oscar for Best Actress? – Readers Poll
As the 2015 Academy Awards grow closer each passing day, we're getting more and more excited thinking about which of our fave actors, actresses, movies and songs will take home the night's biggest prizes. Which leading lady do you think is most deserving of the Best Actress statuette?
Reese Witherspoon gave a powerhouse performance as the fearless Cheryl Strayed in 'Wild,' tackling everything from a grueling hike on the Pacific Crest Trail to her character's heroin addiction to the devastating loss of her mother, all in 120 minutes. Witherspoon as Strayed will make you feel inspired, determined and leave you feeling like you can conquer the world -- you just have to take that first step.
It's difficult to talk about Rosamund Pike's killer performance as Amy Dunne in 'Gone Girl' without spoiler-alerting all over the place. What we will say is this: The British actress totally nailed the super complex role, infusing her character with a haunting sadness that will certainly stick in your mind long after the credits have rolled.
Marion Cotillard once again wowed the world in the French film 'Two Days, One Night,' portraying an employee in an uphill journey to desperately save her job. In 2007, Cotillard won the Best Actress Oscar for her work in 'La Vie in Rose,' so here's hoping that the outstanding French actress can do the whole thing all over again. She certainly deserves it.
While Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything,' Felicity Jones has received just as many accolades for her stunning performance as Hawking's wife, Jane. And rightly so: Jones' first major turn in a motion picture is certainly nothing to scoff at, landing her both a Golden Globe and Oscar nod in a category of seriously impressive, veteran actresses. And that is no small feat.
Julianne Moore delivered a breathtakingly poignant performance in her lead role in 'Still Alice,' depicting the devastating realities of living with early on-set Alzheimer's Disease. Moore took home the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role as Alice -- can she repeat the same win at the Oscars?
Which leading lady should take home the 2015 Academy Award for Best Actress? Cast your vote in the poll below!
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