That is the amazing thing about the Oscars. Considering how the award is arguably the most prestigious award there is, any good film or good performance immediately gets into contention for being in the Oscar race. In the past two weeks or so, the constant buzz has been around Joaquin Phoenix and his fantastic performance in Joker but now, we probably have another actor to talk about.
Former Oscar winner, Charlize Theron has joined the buzz now for her performance in the film, Bombshell. Theron stars as Megyn Kelly, who contemplates going public with allegations that she was sexually harassed by Ailes. Nicole Kidman portrays Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News host whose sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes set off that chain of events that eventually led to him being pushed out of Fox by Rupert Murdoch. Rounding out the cast are John Lithgow as Ailes and Margot Robbie, a fictional producer based on several women who were harassed by Ailes.
The film, as starry as it obviously is has received good praise already and especially Theron has, Theron’s uncanny physical and vocal transformation was enthusiastically received by the crowd. Up until Sunday, it seemed like Renée Zellweger was going to sail through awards season picking up one honor after another before taking home her second Academy Award in February.
Kidman can also land up with a supporting actress nomination and the film itself can receive a Best Film nomination.