Orson Welles sketching, ca. 1940s
*very public existential crisis broadcast to everyone*
Jessica Chastain arrives at the Oscars.
Amanda Seyfried (L) poses with Jessica Chastain (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, as they arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. ©A.M.P.A.S.
The great passion and adoration these two had for each other was truly electric. The way he looked at her, and vise versa—their responses were pure delight—almost as though ‘Wait till I get you alone,’ and ‘Yes, love, how soon?’
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. Prior to the 49th Academy Awards ceremony (1976), this award was known as the Academy Award of Merit for Performance by an Actress. Since its inception, however, the award has commonly been referred to as the Oscar for Best Actress. While actresses are nominated for this award by Academy members who are actors and actresses themselves, winners are selected by the Academy membership as a whole. (x)
Jessica Chastain at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, May 18 2012
Jennifer Lawrence & Joaquin Phoenix at the 38th Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, January 12th
Joaquin Phoenix photographed by Patrik Andersson