Sat. Dec 14th, 2019

2016 Oscars: Is Sally Field About to Crash the Best Actress Race?

Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris
Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris

We’ve got a new entry in the Best Actress race for next year’s Oscars and it’s two-time Oscar winner Sally Field. Her performance in Hello, My Name is Doris drew raves and standing ovations at SXSW this weekend, prompting many of us to look at the real potential for Field to crash the Best Actress race just three years after earning a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Lincoln, losing out to Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables. The film, which is currently looking for U.S. distribution, is about a woman (Field) who has lived with her mother all of her life and upon the woman’s death decides to venture out into the world and begin a romance with a younger man. Hello, My Name is Doris is directed by Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer) and co-stars Natasha Lyonne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield and Stephen Root.

Here’s the first clip:

Check out these unqualified raves:

@mackistner: Oscar buzz for lead actress Sally Field in Hello My Name Is Doris begins now. Incredible performance, awesome film #SXSW2015

@RaminSetoodeh: ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’ features the best performance from Sally Field in a decade (or more). #SXSW

@RaminSetoodeh: Sally Field could get an Oscar nomination for the hilarious, warm and subversive ‘Hello, My Name is Doris.’ #SXSW

@RaminSetoodeh: ‘Hello, My Name is Doris’ is Sally Field’s Diane Keaton/’Something’s Gotta Give’ moment. #SXSW

@RaminSetoodeh: Sally Field gets a huge standing ovation. #SXSW http://t.co/pt9RzyNIVp

@scottEweinberg: If you love Sally Field, you will like Hello, My Name is Doris. If you don’t love Sally Field, you can fuck off right now. #sxsw

@tayp_13: Sally Field is a baller in Hello, My Name Is Doris. Straight up.

@ksfbarber: Sally Field is amazing in Hello My Name Is Doris! Thank you #SXSW 2015

@Amec_ANISTA: Her Name Is Doris is genius, Sally Field’s performance was brilliant #noonecrieslikesallyfield

@cullenbound2: Sally Field is incredible. Hello, My Name is Doris is incredible. See it. http://t.co/BwUDtHmFAe

@escriteur: Standing ovation for Sally Field at world premiere of “Hello, My Name Is Doris”. GREAT film! http://t.co/Vr8HnqOcdR

@RaminSetoodeh: A crazy fan is screaming praises to Sally Field at the Q&A. “I love you. I love you. I love you.” #SXSW

@SideOneTrackOne: Hello, My Name Is Doris is a little too goofy at times, but overall it’s mega charming. Sally Field is great in it. Recommended. #ssw

@michaelmohan: A well deserved standing ovation for Sally Field for HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS. Such a sweet, funny,… https://t.co/JYUVuGtLav

@Movie_Doc: Michael Showalter’s HELLO. MY NAME IS DORIS is a comedic triumph. Sally Field delivers another award worthy performance. #SXSW

@Austin_Monthly: No one cries like Sally Field. Loved “Hi, My Name is Doris.” #SXSWFilm

 

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