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Time Magazine Boosts Tilda Swinton's Oscar Profile

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 12, 2011 at 4:29PM

One crucial differential in a competitive Oscar race--like the one for best actress--is to be a media darling. It's that simple. Tilda Swinton gives another enigmatic performance in the strangely off-putting Lynne Ramsay drama "We Need to Talk About Kevin," which has been earning critical raves since its debut in Cannes.
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Tilda Swinton in "We Need to Talk about Kevin"
BBC Films Tilda Swinton in "We Need to Talk about Kevin"

One crucial differential in a competitive Oscar race--like the one for best actress--is to be a media darling. It's that simple. Tilda Swinton gives yet another enigmatic performance in the strangely off-putting Lynne Ramsay drama "We Need to Talk About Kevin," which has been earning critical raves since its debut in Cannes. A striking beauty with androgynous overtones, Swinton is a photographers's fave, too, which is one reason why Time Magazine gave her a major takeout this week. Time's Catherine Mayer says the Scottish actress "is Buster Keaton as much as Lilian Gish."

This article is related to: Tilda Swinton, Oscars, Awards, Awards


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