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Oscar Loves a Woman on the Edge: Eight Iconic Best Actress Snubs (CLIPS)

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! February 25, 2014 at 1:40PM

Why does cinema favor the mad woman? It's easy to see why Oscar does: roles like Jasmine French give an actress space to not only chew but swallow and spit up scene after scene. Cate Blanchett will almost certainly win Best Actress this year for her frittered, diabolical performance in "Blue Jasmine" as cinema's archetypical woman-on-the-verge: that pill-popping, martini-swilling mad Medea who men fear and women sometimes dream of (being? playing? escaping into?).


This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Academy Awards, Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett, Features

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