Venice Film Festival: Portman Takes Aim at Best Actress in ‘Jackie’

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As the Venice Film Festival sets to wrap, an (unexpected?) Oscar contender has emerged: Pablo Larraín‘s Jackie.  The film stars Oscar winner Natalie Portman as First Lady Jackie Kennedy.  According to the insta-reviews coming from Venice, Portman sets the screen ablaze as Kennedy.  While Jackie doesn’t yet have a 2016 distributor, it easily could be a Still Alice situation, with Portman taking aim at Best Actress.  Some are eager to anoint Portman as the new frontrunner from these reviews, we must remember that this Best Actress field is STRONG.  Very strong.  Would Portman really be able to knock down Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, Amy Adams, (and) presumably Viola Davis?  Looks like a contender for Mica Levi‘s Original Score regardless. Check out the tweets below:

 

What do you guys think?  Will Jackie be an Oscar player?  Will Natalie Portman win Oscar #2.  Tell us in the comments!