Will lady luck finally smile on Julianne Moore at Oscars this year? The answer, in all likelihood, is yes, for her performance in "Still Alice".
Julianne Moore appears to be the hot favourite to win the Best Actress Award at Oscars 2015 for her wonderful performance in "Still Alice". Going by the awards that she has already won, the 54-year-old certainly has the momentum.
The actress has won major awards for her "Still Alice" at BAFTA, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards. The other actresses, who are in the race, are Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything"), Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"), Marion Cotillard ("Two Days, One Night") and Reese Witherspoon ("Wild").
Julianne Moore was nominated four times earlier, twice for the Best Supporting Actress ("Boogie Nights", "The Hours") and twice for the Best Actress ("The End of the Affair" and "The Hours"). Unfortunately, she could not bag any of the awards.
This time, it looks like Julianne More could make it; online surveys and polls indicate sucha a possibility. This view is also shared by Indiewire.
Awards Circuit also echoes their view. "The road for Julianne Moore to the Oscar podium has been forthcoming for 'Still Alice'. Winning many awards, including the Globe and Critics Choice has been great for campaign. With Jennifer Aniston out of the picture for 'Cake', a person I felt that would really challenge Moore for the title, the path is even more clearer," it said.
The Sun Toronto says that Moore deserves to win the Best Actress Award this time. "She's put in many Oscar-worthy performances in films such as 'Safe', 'The Myth Of Fingerprints', 'The Big Lebowski', 'Children Of Men', 'Savage Grace', 'A Single Man', 'The Kids Are All Right', 'Don Jon' and, well ... we could go on," according to its report.
Many feel that Julianne Moore was better than the movie ("Still Alice") itself. The actress played the role of a professor, who is coping with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.