The Hollywood Film Festival is handing out its supporting actress award to Julianne Moore who now seems to be in serious contention for that elusive Oscar.
I am not sure how the festival actually works, or what films were being considered, or for that matter, if this award really matters at all (when they do hand out a supporting actress award, it usually goes to a movie star - Jennifer Connelly, Susan Sarandon, Sandra Bullock - only Marisa Tomei was able to translate that into an Oscar nom)
Regardless of the prestige, awards news this early in the year could be a good indicator of future glory.
I would love to see Julianne win, and if she is nominated for the Academy Award she just may possibly beat out current front runner Mo’Nique.
Now Mo’Nique has had the word Oscar buzzing around her since January, however one has to weigh up not only who gives the better performance, but also who is going to get the Academy on their side.
Mo’Nique oozes charisma and charm (cannot wait to see the cast of ‘Precious’ when they make their appearance on Oprah) but will it be enough to over come a woman who many consider should have won twice before?
Time will tell. Perhaps it is easier to imagine who you can visualize standing on stage accepting a win. Right now I can see Mo'Nique, in red with her hair swept up.
I just can;t see Julianne winning in anything but Best Actress.
If Moore wins, deservingly or not, it will be a big upset.
First though, they have to get the nomination.