As it stands now, it looks like the four winners for for acting Oscars this weekend will be Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Christoph Waltz, and Mo’Nique. One washed-up country singer, one modern country belle, one Jew Hunter, and one mom from Hell- see any similarities?
The acting categories usually go to four very distinct roles from very different styles of acting. Not so this year.
If you were to look at the supporting categories this year, you’d see that. Waltz gives his tour de force in four languages layered with charm and menace, while Mo’Nique gives hers in one language, amps up the menace, takes away charm, and adds insanity. Different styles of acting? Yes. But, both of these roles are antagonists.