|As an Actor||Supporting||11||$325,730,010||$658,990,976||$984,720,986|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$1,095,369||$14,548,827||$15,644,196|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $984,720,986 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,070)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Vivienne Graham (Godzilla), Mrs. Brown (Paddington), Ginger (Blue Jasmine), Mrs. Reed (Jane Eyre), Miss Lucy (Never Let Me Go)|
|Most productive collaborators: Hugh Bonneville, Paul King, Gareth Edwards, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, C.J. Adams|
January 1st, 2015
2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic.
February 18th, 2014
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress, which is again not a very competitive category this year. I'm not saying it is impossible for upset to happen here, but it is very, very unlikely. (On a side note, except for changing the links and using another poster, this is an exact cut and paste from last year. This category is slightly more competitive that last year, but not by enough to matter.)
January 16th, 2014
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises.
December 14th, 2013
Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces.
November 28th, 2013
Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations.
July 26th, 2013
There are a huge number of limited releases this week, but the vast majority of them are not earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. There are some, like Extracted, that are earning positive reviews, but there are so few reviews, that it is impossible to judge the movie. Drug War is earning the best reviews and it might find an audience. However, it is Blue Jasmine that has the best shot at earning some measure of mainstream success.
|11/8/2013||Great Expectations||Mrs. Joe||$258,656||$661,443||$920,099|
|10/4/2013||All is Bright||Olga||$4,556||$0||$4,556|
|3/11/2011||Jane Eyre||Mrs. Reed||$11,242,660||$22,741,195||$33,983,855|
|11/19/2010||Made in Dagenham||Rita O'Grady||$1,095,369||$14,548,827||$15,644,196|
|10/8/2010||It's a Wonderful Afterlife||Linda/Geetali||$0||$1,642,939||$1,642,939|
|9/15/2010||Never Let Me Go||Miss Lucy||$2,434,652||$8,739,066||$11,173,718|
|10/25/2002||All or Nothing||Samantha||$184,255||$0||$184,255|