Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES!
The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called “In Line,” a collection of actors and actresses that are “in line” to either win an Academy Award or garner their very first nomination. The men and women have been divided up, with each getting their own annual list.
This list will change on a year-to-year basis, with obvious newcomers having the ability to jump out in front. This list will be released every January, one day after New Year’s.
Click through the gallery to see the list of 25 Actresses In Line for an Oscar Win:
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BEST PERFORMANCE: “Unfaithful” (2002)
Diane Lane’s career has taken a turn toward deeper roles since her Oscar nomination for 2002’s “Unfaithful.” Prior to that nomination, she spent the ’80s and ’90s appearing in a range of film and television roles that tended to either go mostly unnoticed, or to favor blockbuster co-stars. Over the past 15 years, she has built a filmography of strong female characters, and will soon be seen opposite Liam Neeson in the Watergate Scandal film “Felt.” Perhaps this could be her road to the Oscar.