From Penelope Cruz to Rachel Weisz to Emily Blunt what a weak class it is
Michelle Pfeiffer, "Cheri"
Previous nominations or wins:
Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "Dangerous Liasons," (1989)
Nominee, Best Actress, "The Fabulous Baker Boys," (1990)
Nominee, Best Actress, "Love Field," (1993)
Pros: Arguably Pfeiffer's best performance since "The Age of Innocence." She displayers layers of contained devistation as the courtesan whose attempts to avoid love come crashing down when she meets a much younger man.
Cons: Miramax made a huge mistake by releasing the period drama in June. Perhaps they weren't confident in the fall releases, but Pfeiffer would be getting much more buzz if "Cheri" was hitting the scene now (and it would probably do much better at the box office as well). With the studio's status in question, Pfeiffer may need to push this one herself if she wants the recognition.