Thursday, February 23


Second Take: Amy Adams deserved Best Actress Oscar nomination for ‘Arrival’

Amy Adams has been nominated for an Academy Award five times in the past, but was not nominated this year for her performance as Dr. Louise Banks in the science fiction film "Arrival," which is up for Best Picture. (Courtesy of Jan Thijs)

Amy Adams has been nominated for an Academy Award five times in the past, but was not nominated this year for her performance as Dr. Louise Banks in the science fiction film "Arrival," which is up for Best Picture. (Courtesy of Jan Thijs)

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I’m not usually one to make preliminary bets on Oscar nominations. But this time around, I was confident I would hear Amy Adams’ name among the contenders for Best Actress in a Leading Role because of her stellar performance in the science fiction film “Arrival.” I saw the movie in 2016, and Adams’ performance stuck with me as one of the best aspects of the film.


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(Justine Sto. Tomas/Daily Bruin)
(Justine Sto. Tomas/Daily Bruin)

First-year music performance student Sophie Patterson draws from her own emotional experiences, such as being bullied in high school, when performing opera at UCLA. The mezzo-soprano singer is described as feeling comfortable in her expressive qualities, being an advocate against bullying and having an affinity for jacket patches. (Meredith Yates/Daily Bruin)
First-year music performance student Sophie Patterson draws from her own emotional experiences, such as being bullied in high school, when performing opera at UCLA. The mezzo-soprano singer is described as feeling comfortable in her expressive qualities, being an advocate against bullying and having an affinity for jacket patches. (Meredith Yates/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Barry Robison (left) was a production designer for the Oscar-nominated war film “Hacksaw Ridge." He turned a dairy farm into a battlefield and used a small town in Australia to resemble one in Virginia. (Efren Pinon/Daily Bruin)
UCLA alumnus Barry Robison (left) was a production designer for the Oscar-nominated war film “Hacksaw Ridge." He turned a dairy farm into a battlefield and used a small town in Australia to resemble one in Virginia. (Efren Pinon/Daily Bruin)

(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)
(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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