BEING JULIA… OR JULIE… OR JULIETTE… OR JULIANNE

What’s an actress’s easiest road to an Oscar nomination? Being Julia — or Julie, Juliette and Julianne — or starring in a movie playing — or named for — one. This year, three actresses who are being touted for an Academy Award nomination fit the bill: Julie & Julia‘s Meryl Streep, A Single Man‘s Julianne Moore and Julia‘s Tilda Swinton. Katharine/Katherine/Catherine/Kate/Cate aside, I can’t think of another female name (Julia) or various variations on it that seems to have more built-in for-your-consideration status. Meryl, perhaps?

Here, a list of past Oscar-bait Julias, Julies, Juliettes and Juliannes:

ACTRESSES
Julie Harris Best actress nominee for The Member Of The Wedding (1952)
Julie Christie Best actress winner for Darling (1965) and nominee for McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Afterglow (1997) and Away From Her (2007)
Julie Andrews Best actress winner for My Fair Lady (1964) and nominee for The Sound of Music (1965) and Victor/Victoria (1982)
Julie Walters Best actress nominee for Educating Rita (1983) and Best supporting actress nominee for Billy Elliott (2000)
Julia Roberts Best actress winner for Erin Brockovich (2000), Best supporting actress nominee for Steel Magnolias (1989) and Best actress nominee for Pretty Woman (1990)
Juliette Lewis Best supporting actress nominee for Cape Fear (1991)
Juliette Binoche Best supporting actress winner for The English Patient (1996) and Best actress nominee for Chocolat (2000)
Julianne Moore Best actress nominee for The End Of The Affair (1999) and Far From Heaven (2002) and Best supporting actress nominee for Boogie Nights (1997) and The Hours (2002)

FILMS
Romeo & Juliet (1936) Featuring best actress nominee Norma Shearer
Julia (1977) Featuring best supporting actress winner Vanessa Redgrave and best actress nominee Jane Fonda
Being Julia (2004) Featuring best actress nominee Annette Bening

CHARACTERS
Julia Farnsworth Heaven Can Wait (1978) character played by best supporting actress nominee Dyan Cannon
Julie Nichols Tootsie (1982) character played by best supporting actress winner Jessica Lange

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2 responses to “BEING JULIA… OR JULIE… OR JULIETTE… OR JULIANNE

  1. I believe that Julia is the best supporting character.

  2. It will be great to watch Billy Elliot,i have bought tickets from http://ticketfront.com/event/Billy_Elliot-tickets looking forward to it.

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