Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

04 January 2016

Best Actress 2015

My top choices in the order I would place them on my Academy ballot if I were allowed to vote. In other words, this is my top five, but I acknowledge that this list is already influenced by awards buzz, and the actresses who I think would theoretically benefit the most from my vote are at the top.

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING, 45 Years

REGINA CASÉ, Que Horas Ela Volta? (The Second Mother)

JULIETTE BINOCHE, Clouds of Sils Maria

ALICIA VIKANDER, The Danish Girl

SAOIRSE RONAN, Brooklyn

Also loved:
Ronit Elkabetz, Gett: the Trial of Viviane Amsalem (גט - המשפט של ויויאן אמסלם)
Brie Larson, Room
Carey Mulligan, Suffragette
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Karidja Touré, Bande de Filles (Girlhood)

Apologies to:
Blythe Danner (I'll See You in My Dreams) and Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), whose films I have not yet seen but will see soon.

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