Best Actress: Michelle Williams

 Among the Best  Actress contenders  is Michelle Williams, nominated for her role in My Week with Marilyn. Michelle, who graced the cover of our May 2011 issue, told us a little bit about how she circumvents (or capitalizes on) the claustrophobic camera-work that is sometimes used to captures her more raw performances:

“I try to practice two approaches when it comes to what to do with the camera in your face: One is to block it out-which is actually possible, because if you can believe yourself to be a child murderess or imagine that a spaceship is landing on your head, you can certainly do away with a pesky black frame in your eye line. The second is to incorporate the camera and the man behind it-I’ve yet to work with a female DP-and make them into an invisible dance partner. I prefer doing this.”

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