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Powerful women are trending at the Oscars: no victims need apply

For many years at the Academy Awards, actresses upped their odds of winning by playing abused and traumatised women. This year marks a significant shift

27 March 2022 - 00:03 By Margaret Gardiner

The nominees for best actress at this year’s Academy Awards are Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye); Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter); Penelope Cruz (Parallel Mothers); Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) and Kristen Stewart (Spencer) ..

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