Oscar nominations are always the buzz around Hollywood magazines and tabloids. The announcement of the official nominees is always anticipated. This year several actresses appeared on the ballots, many of whom have never had a nomination in the past.
Sandra Bullock is a well known actress. She gained her fame by starring in small roles and working her way up. 2009 was a big year for Sandra, because she was the leading actress in many big and well performing films of the year. She is being nominated for her astounding performance in “The Blindside”, where her character takes in a young boy that is homeless. Her acting here is why she was nominated and will continue to do well.
Another top ranking movie called “Precious” charmed watchers around the country. The leading Hollywood actress, Gabourey Sidibe took over the big screen with her acting power. Her bold role struck critics as awe inspiring. Gabourey Sidibe is one of the never before seen actresses that made it big last year, and is also nominated for a leading actresses Oscar.
Carey Mulligan is a relatively newly heard of actress as well. Her role in An Education was so phenomenal that she was nominated for a Leading Actress award. In this film she plays an English school girl that is seduced by a much older man.
Penelope Cruz is also a famous Hollywood actress that always charms audiences with her acting and grace. Last year she played in the award winning movie “9” and has received nominations as a supporting actress. Carla, her character, is the sexy mistress of a movie director in the film. Her role is well played out, like all of her previous movie roles have been.
A Hollywood actress that is well known but not as famous, is Mo’Nique. Her bold acting in Precious wowed audiences. She played a controversial role of a welfare receiving abusive mother. Her acting is shockingly profound and strong, which is why she was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar.
Hollywood is fickle, and actresses seem to come and go. The good ones are usually held in high regard but generally avoid tabloids. This year the Oscars are sure to stun with many talented female actors hitting the red carpet in hopes of winning prestigious awards.