Thu. Aug 6th, 2020

BFCA + GG + SAG + BAFTA: The Holy Quartet


Every year AwardsWatch compiles the lists and combinations of the major precursors bagged by potential Oscar nominees and this year is no different. A total of 13 people have grabbed all four of these nominations (levels of prestigiousness and integrity aside).

The list:

Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl – Rush
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County

Now, for all the predicting ability in the world, it can sometimes mean that at least one of these people will fail to grab that final gold ring. We saw it happen to Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone). Interestingly enough, all Lead Actress contenders. Considering that four women have captured all of these nominations so far, who is the most vulnerable? Bullock’s film is likely to snag double-digit nominations come Thursday morning and even if her performance doesn’t strike much passion she’s made it this far. Blanchett, Dench and Thompson could be the sole nominees for their films, although screenplay nominations seem likely for the first two. What’s also interesting to note is that, like the two women who were snubbed before, all here are previous Oscar winners. Is it worth noting that Swinton and Cotillard, like Blanchett, Dench and Thompson, are non-Americans? A coincidence? Maybe. Swinton’s and Cotillard’s films were fringe films at best and that could have led to their snubs. For Blanchett, Dench and Thompson their films are box office successes and in a different arena than We Need to Talk About Kevin and Rust and Bone. It’s more likely that they all make it in than don’t, but since there is precedent there should be doubt as well. Something else of note from that list is that everyone on it, save Bruce Dern, is either a previous Oscar winner or will be a first-time nominee.

A further breakdown of the precursor compilations went down like this:

Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
June Squibb – Nebraska

Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle

Robert Redford – All Is Lost

James Gandolfini – Enough Said

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine

BFCA only
Brie Larson – Short Term 12
Scarlett Johansson – Her

GG only
Idris Elba – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Kate Winslet – Labor Day
Julie Delpy – Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said
Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix – Her

SAG only
Forest Whitaker – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

BAFTA only
Matt Damon – Behind the Candelabra (NOTE: ineligible for Oscar)

NEXT: Last year’s list…

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