Reese Witherspoon Deserves the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama, Because She Made a Hell of a Comeback
Since I was a very young teenager, I have always wanted to grow up to be Reese Witherspoon. She's effortlessly beautiful and over the course of her career she's taken on so many strong female roles that I've admired her endlessly for. The last few years, though? It's been rough — for Witherspoon and for her fans. Between taking on duds like How Do You Know and This is War, the caliber of her movies has taken a major hit, something Witherspoon blames on her brain turning into "scrambled eggs" after her divorce from Ryan Phillippe. But the dark years are over. Witherspoon has seen the light at the end of the tunnel, and she has made it there. Now that her latest project, Wild, has landed her several nominations this award season, I think Witherspoon taking home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama would be the perfect way to celebrate her amazing comeback.
Because it's not just about Wild — although the reviews that have come in for the movie speak to everything she brought to the role of Cheryl Strayed — but about Witherspoon's acting career as a whole. She more than deserves that best actress award, and it's easy to see why.
Not Everyone Can Make That Kind of Comeback
There have been plenty of actresses and actors who have had incredibly successful careers, only to hit a major downward spiral that they never recovered from. Right after Lindsay Lohan hit her prime in Mean Girls, everything went downhill, and her career has never been the same and probably never will be. Witherspoon fell down, but she picked herself back up, and now that she's back she's better than ever. If that was an easy task, everyone would make major career comebacks. But they don't. There's a lot to be said for the strength of her acting skills now that she's proven she was able to do that.
She's Believable in All Kids of Roles
Who could take on a more serious role like the one Witherspoon did in Wild after playing characters like Elle Woods? After the success of Legally Blonde, it wouldn't be surprising if Witherspoon was typecast as a ditzy blonde rom-com hero for the rest of her career, but that didn't happen. I couldn't imagine a more endearing June Cash than the one Witherspoon created in Walk The Line, or someone who could've made Election's Tracy Flick more terrifying. Witherspoon can convince us she's anyone at anytime.
Her Accomplishments Need to Be Recognized
When an actor or actress wins an award like a Golden Globe, it's not just about the role they're winning the award for. Unless they're a newbie who managed to blow us away with their debut performance, and that rarely happens — think Lupita Nyong'o. This year's Golden Globes would be the perfect opportunity to recognize a career that's spanned over two decades, lest we forget Witherspoon's breakout role in 1991's The Man in the Moon. I'm not saying that her fellow nominees — Jennifer Aniston, Rosamund Pike, Felicity Jones, and Julianne Moore — are undeserving, but this one should really go to Witherspoon. Fingers crossed!
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