Natalie Portman plays Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. This year is looking strong for actresses. The Best Actress category is full with Emma Stone (La La Land), Viola Davis (Fences), Amy Adams (Arrival), Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane), Annette Bening (20th Century Women) and Ruth Negga (Loving). There is only room for 5 nominees. Based on reviews of Portman’s performance in Jackie, she is sure to knock 2 out and become the 5th nominee and maybe the win.
From Hollywood Elsewhere:
Pablo Larrain‘s Jackie is a major stand-out in a long line of docudramas about the tragedy and travails of the Kennedy family. It’s the only one that can be truly called an art film — intimate, half-dreamlike, cerebral, not entirely ‘realistic’ but at the same time a persuasive and fascinating portrait of what Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman) went through between the lunch-hour murder of her husband in Dallas on 11.22.63 and his burial at Arlington National Cemetery on 11.25.63.