Missed Oscartunities – Lead Actress Podcast

On our last podcast episode, we were joined by some amazing guests and dove into some Missed Oscartunities in the Lead Actress category. Kenzie, Nicole and Ricky were joined by Amanda, Dan and Morgan as they briefly discussed the news of the week and then began a fun discussion of some overlooked performances (AND SNUBS!) in the Best Actress category at the Oscars.

The team went through two rounds of choosing the performances they wanted to recognize. The first round each person selected two actresses who were nominated for their performance in a leading role at the Oscars, but did not win. The second round each person selected an actress who was not nominated for their performance in a leading role by the Academy.

First RoundNominated in Lead Actress, but did not win
Amanda – Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, 2014), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, 2012)
Dan – Judy Garland (A Star is Born, 1954), Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004)
Kenzie – Laura Linney (The Savages, 2007), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2011)
Morgan – Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman, 1978), Reese Witherspoon (Wild, 2014)
Nicole – Saoirse Ronan (Little Women, 2019), Bette Davis (All About Eve, 1950)
Ricky – Margot Robbie (I, Tonya 2017), Carey Mulligan (An Education, 2009)

Second RoundNominated in Lead Actress, but did not win
Amanda – Amy Adams (Arrival, 2016), Lupita Nyong’o (Us, 2019)
Dan – Marilyn Monroe (Some Like it Hot, 1959), Toni Collette (Hereditary, 2018)
Kenzie – Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia, 2011), Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive, 2001)
Morgan – Rebecca Hall (Christine, 2016), Nicole Kidman (The Others, 2001)
Nicole – Meg Ryan (When Harry Met Sally…, 1989), Saoirse Ronan (Mary Queen of Scots, 2018)
Ricky – Pam Grier (Jackie Brown, 1997), Rachel McAdams (Game Night, 2018)

While the team did this just to shine some extra light on some performances that don’t live as Best Actress Winners, we are running polls on our Twitter page to see which performance comes out on top! Definitely make sure to follow us on Twitter, vote and stay tuned to see who wins!

Check out the latest podcast episode below to hear the very fun discussion!

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