For months I have been saying that Julianne Moore will win the Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Still Alice, opening today. I finally saw the film this week at an advanced screening and I am indeed correct. I have never been so certain of a win by an actor for a relatively unknown film.
1 – She is due. She has done consistently great work for 20 years and has been nominated four times already for both Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress.
2 – There is not a lot of female competition this year. As I said previously, it’s all about the boys. Moore's closest contender is Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything but I don’t think Jones is popular enough yet to be a real threat.
3 – The film is about early onset Alzheimer’s, a devastating subject and as usual, Moore does a great job in the title role.
4 – She’s an actor’s actor. Everyone in the business loves her and that’s who votes for Oscars.