Here are the list of the actresses currently under consideration for an FMR MAJOR Award in the Best Actress category.
Each of these ladies turned in a highly memorable performance in 2011, and they’re all worthy of praise. When I talk about their work in their respective movies, I cant help but get that respectful tone in my voice and say things like, “Yeah, she was great, wasn’t she?” or “God she was awesome!”
Of course, unfortunately, there can only be one winner.
Click through to see who the Nominees are!
Viola Davis – “The Help” Without the high calibre of the performances in this movie, it just doesn’t work. It’s a powerful story, but without the actresses to deliver it… to convey it, it’s nowhere near this good a movie. Davis’ righteous, frightened, compassionate Aibileen is unforgettable.
Rooney Mara – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Mara completely loses herself in the character of Lisbeth Salander. I’m sure she bears absolutely no resemblence to the character in real life. What does that equal? Acting. Like transformative, “who is that?” type stuff here, people.
Carey Mulligan – “Drive” It’s a little unfair to the other actresses include her, seeing as she’s telepathic. I mean, the fact that she can project her thoughts directly into the audiences minds is patently unfair in a contest like this. Her sensitive performance here gave this movie its heart.
Charlize Theron – “Young Adult” “Young Adult” may have been a bit of a mess, but Charlize was on top of her game. Her character was an unstable, depressed, alcoholic mess of a woman, and Charlize makes you want to get her some help. She’s subtle (crazy, but subtle) for the most part, then explodes when its time. Bravo.
Kristen Wiig – “Bridesmaids” In addition to recognizing her remarkable achievement of being the female lead of female-centric comedy in the male dominated world of raunch comedies, Wiig does an impressive job. She’s expressive, sympathetic, believable. Did I mention hysterical?
So let’s hear it! Who do YOU think should be awarded the 2001 FMR MAJOR Award for Best Actress? Please help me out, I’ll be
completely disregarding people’s input in my decision weighing everybody’s opinions carefully as I make my selections!