Monday, November 7, 2011

Poster courtesy of www.thecia.com.au
Kristin Scott Thomas has become one of Britain's finest exports (mostly via France these days). In a career full off classy gems, it's a wonder that her sole Oscar nomination was for The English Patient in 1996. 

The Academy overlooked her masterclass in understated character transition in 2008's french drama Il y a longtemps que jet'aime (I've Loved You So Long), but she is sort-of, kind-of, not really back in consideration this year for Holocaust drama Sarah's Key. Looks like quite a story, although Scott's character is a modern woman reacting to events in the past. It will be emotional, but I'm not sure her performance carries the Oscar pre-approval stamp unless she actually suffers ordeal / wears deglamourising make up.