Florence Pugh’s Supporting Actress nod in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is next up in my Case of posts!
The Case for Florence Pugh
The actress broke out in a major way in 2019 with well-reviewed roles in the wrestling dramedy Fighting with My Family, Ari Aster’s horror pic Midsommar, and in this latest iteration of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. Even though Saoirse Ronan is nominated for Best Actress, it was Pugh who got a lions share of critical attention. Pugh’s ascendance into the mainstream will blossom even more in 2020 with a prominent role alongside fellow Supporting Actress nominee Scarlett Johansson in the MCU’s Black Widow. If the Academy wants to pick a young upstart, this is the way to go.
The Case Against Florence Pugh
She missed out on both Golden Globe and SAG nods and that’s never a solid sign. Laura Dern, her Little Women costar, is the massive front runner for Marriage Story.
A solid 2019 for Pugh culminated in this nomination. It won’t end in a win.
My Case of posts will continue with the direction of Todd Phillips for Joker!