Oscar 2013: Oscar-Caliber Roles for Women

The fall film festivals, Venice< Telluride, and Toronto, are launching pads for Oscar-caliber movies and peerformances. From Cannes Fest (May) “Blue is the Warmest Color,” in which Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos won the fest’s actress prize. Berenice Bejo in “The Past” “The Immigrant,” with Marion Cotillard. Venice Fest (August)

Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”
Judi Dench in “Philomena”


Cate Blanchett has received the best reviews of her career for Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine”

Toronto Fest

“August: Osage County,” with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts

“Devil’s Knot,” with Reese Witherspoon

“Labor Day,” with Kate Winslet.

Nicole Kidman, as Grace Kelly in “Grace of Monaco”

Naomi Watts, as another beloved princess, “Diana”

Emma Thompson in “Saving Mr. Banks”