I’ve waited long enough to be able to examine what is certainly a very rich category this year, full of potential surprises and an indefinite front runner. Last year saw the award go to the very deserving Brie Larson for Room in a performance that was heartbreaking and again represented the best of a very strong category. This year will be no different with a strong depth to the actresses who have already had the chance to unveil their performances and, like Best Actor, some that may be on the horizon.
In addition to the new trailer for Peter Berg’s Patriots Day, which you can watch right here, three new exciting trailers for some of my more anticipated movies of the year have been released. The first is the trailer for Edge of Seventeen, a coming-of-age comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September to great reviews and opens wide on November 18th! Next up is a trailer from the upcoming Robert Zemeckis film Allied, a World War II-era thriller starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard that comes out on November 23rd. And finally a trailer from Pablo Larrain’s highly anticipated Jackie, which stars Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy immediately after her husband’s assassination in 1963. Jackie opened to rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival in early September, and after a quick turnaround by Fox Searchlight Pictures will be coming to theaters on December 2nd, with much acclaim for Portman’s performance, Larrain’s direction, the script by Noah Oppenheim, and the supporting performance of Peter Sarsgaard as JFK’s late brother Robert. Definitely take a look, the Jackie trailer is especially riveting!