Monday, June 17, 2024

Oscars: Best Actress Really Heats Up with Glenn Close, Amy Adams in Ron Howard’s “Hillbilly Elegy”


Ironically, it really is the year of the woman in movies.

Now Glenn Close and Amy Adams are jumping into the Oscar race for best actress with Ron Howard’s “Hillbilly Elegy.” The first trailer looks pretty good. It’s unclear who will be lead or supporting, or both ladies will go in lead. With Frances McDormand currently the front runner, and Michelle Pfeiffer right behind her, and Jennifer Hudson looming over them, these two performances could round out the top 5. And you know Netflix will push this hard for other categories, too. Did someone suggest not having the Oscars this year? LOL. They are on!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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