The ‘Amy Adams 2020 Oscar campaign’ starts right now, start working on it

Premiere Of HBO's "Sharp Objects"

If we’re all still here in the fall of 2019 and the awards season of 2020, let’s try to get Amy Adams an Oscar, okay? During many awards seasons, there are conversations about who is “due” to win an Oscar for their body of work. People spent years trying to convince us that it was a crime against ART that Leonardo DiCaprio had not won an Oscar. Then when he won for Bear Molestation & Boy Drama, those people were finally satiated. But what of all of the people who are Team Amy Adams? We have to sit by, year after year, as she’s overlooked for nominations and awards. She’s been nominated for an Oscar FIVE times and never won. She wasn’t even nominated for some of her best performances too. But maybe that will change next year:

Fox has given an awards-season release date of Oct. 4, 2019 to Amy Adams’ psychological thriller “The Woman In The Window,” with Joe Wright directing. Tracy Letts wrote the screenplay with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing. “The Woman in the Window” is based on A.J. Finn’s best-selling novel, which debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remains the biggest-selling adult fiction title of 2018.

The story centers on a woman who’s a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine, watching old movies, recalling happier times and spying on her neighbors.

Adams has been nominated for five Academy Awards for best supporting actress for “Junebug” (2005), “Doubt” (2008), “The Fighter” (2010), and “The Master” (2012); and best actress for “American Hustle” (2013).

[From Variety]

“She spends her day drinking wine, watching old movies, recalling happier times and spying on her neighbors.” It me. It would be a small justice if Amy Adams won an Oscar for playing a woman who just chills out in her house watching TCM. Let’s make it happen! Make all of the same arguments for Amy that people made for Gary Oldman and Leo DiCaprio and Andy Serkis and all of those white dudes. And maybe when someone finds the time, can you at least NOMINATE Michael B. Jordan for any one of his spectacular performances too?

Premiere Of HBO's "Sharp Objects"

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  1. dietcokehead says:

    She should’ve had an Oscar years ago, let’s make it happen.

    • manda says:

      Omg, I love your name! So clever! I, too, love diet coke

      Arrival was so frickin’ good! And I can’t wait for Sharp Objects!

      • Jan90067 (aka imqrious2) says:

        GREAT name!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

        I used to be a Coke Zero fiend lol Now, I only have the very occasional soda (trying to be “good” and drink more water!). But on a really hot day, an ice cold diet Coke Zero.. mmm….

        Here to honk for Amy!! She’s WELL overdue!

    • Cali says:

      Yep, agreed. She’s long overdue.

  2. T says:

    I agree. She is pretty talented and comes from a not privileged background. It would be amazing. Since Michael B. Jordan was mentioned, I would like to add that Chadwick Boseman should have been at least nominated for his performance on James Brown too.

  3. MVC says:

    She deserves it so much. And she does different type of movies not like Leo with the oscar-bait ones.

  4. Scal says:

    Since it seems like (Meryl excepted) when women win oscars they just kind of disappear from the screen-I have mixed feelings about Amy not winning. I like her I want to keep seeing her! But she’s def awesome and should have won by now.

    • smcollins says:

      Yes, the Best Supporting Actress “curse.” They get all the accolades, all the awards and then *poof* they practically disappear, like their performance in that particular role was some kind of fluke or something, but in reality they really are talented. Not all of them of course, but it does seem to happen a lot.

      • Bridget says:

        Or you know, it could be a commentary on how Hollywood treats women as they get older – even those who have achieved the highest honor aren’t exempt from the career slowdown that happens once they hit 30/35.

      • Grant says:

        Oh, I don’t think the curse is limited to the Best Supporting Actress category. I think a lot of Best Actress winners prevail and then vanish from the scene as well.

  5. Ellie says:

    She should win! She plays this type of role well. I’m going to be immediately hypocritical though and say I’m not so sure about her lead role in the new Sharp Objects series. I liked the book — it’s your typical Gillian Flynn book really — but age wise and otherwise I just don’t think she’s right for it.

  6. lobstah says:

    Her voice drives me crazy. I think it ruins her performances. #kermit

    • Shijel says:

      Her voice is fine to me, but I’m always distracted by her nose and the space between it and her upper lip. She’s objectively cute and my SO is pretty much in love with her, lol, but while I love her performances and want her to do amazingly well, I catch myself being focused on that space between nose and lip every time she’s on the screen. Whatever though, she’s great, and has crazy range, going from a cutesy perky housewife type to a grieving and depressed linguist to a complete femme fatale.

      • Other Renee says:

        What’s wrong with the space there? Looks totally normal to me.

        She’s wonderful and totally deserves an Oscar. But as Scal said above, there are a lot of women who do win Oscars disappear from the screen. At the very least they never achieve that kind of success again and stop getting juicy roles. So many examples: Louise Fletcher, Cher, Helen Hunt (one of my favorite actresses), Faye Dunaway, Hillary Swank has won two and we never really see her anymore.

      • Bridget says:

        It’s almost like Hollywood doesn’t hire many women over 40.

  7. laulau says:

    I’ve been following her career since Junebug and hope the upcoming Cheney movie is a success (Cheney infuriates me so much that I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch).

  8. MousieBrown says:

    I’m reading that book right now – how funny. Now I can see Amy as Anna.

  9. Ashley says:

    This seems like a Rear Window remake not to dissimilar to Disturbia.

    • Neelyo says:

      I thought it sounded like GIRL ON THE TRAIN. Either way doesn’t seem like Oscar bait.

      • Jen says:

        It’s definitely in the vein of the Girl on the Train/Gone Girl. I actually liked it, but it didn’t scream Oscar bait material to me whatsoever.

  10. lucy2 says:

    I started reading this book and couldn’t get into it. But I will definitely see the movie, she’s one of my all time favorite actresses and always good in her role. I’d really like her to finally win an Oscar too.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    It’s hard to believe she hasn’t won already. I’m in.

  12. Una says:

    She is such a great actress but she is never the best of the year, at least for me. Leo has the same problem too. Yes, they give great performances but never “the best”. She is great though, I would be very happy with her win.

    • Kathleen says:

      @Una, she was absolutely the best the year she was nominated for Junebug and should have won then. I would also argue that she was better in The Fighter than the actress who actually won for that movie. She gave a much better performance than the one that was actually rewarded. Finally, I still think she was better than Cate Blanchett in that Woody Allen movie that I’ve already forgotten the year that she was nominated for American Hustle. I love Cate but the performance was over the top histrionics and Woody Allen is horrible.

      Finally, she should have been nominated for Arrival the year that emma Stone won for LaLa Land and absolutely, had she been nominated, should have beaten her. She even should have been nominated for Enchanted. Like…there are several years where she outright likely should have won. Both years she was nominated and she years she wasn’t.

    • Bridget says:

      Amy is arguable the best performer of the year when she’s been nominated, but she’s not a big campaigner. I think that’ll change with her 6th/7th nom.

  13. Bridget says:

    I adore Amy Adams, and want her to be honored!! She comes across as so sweet in real life that people don’t give her credit for what a fantastic actress she is.

    Though I’ll admit I didn’t love Arrival.

  14. Bellagirl says:

    She should’ve won for Junebug!

  15. serena says:

    Let 2020 be her year!!

  16. CC says:

    Love love love Amy, super pretty and super talented.

  17. Bliss 51 says:

    I adore Amy Adams and I’m awed at her range from her flibbertigibbet Giselle in Enchanted to her biting anger scene in The Master.