Quvenzhane Wallis of Beasts of the Southern Wild and Jessica Chastain of Zero Dark 30 are taking this Oscar 2013 business really seriously, probably more seriously than us. I like that Quvenzhane Wallis is looking at the competition with a tough steely gaze, here, like a beast. See what I did there? Well, at least I’m as witty as Seth MacFarlane so far.
Jessica Chastain looks happy in spite of that. I think she always seems like someone who is just genuinely happy to be anyplace. She is there, and she is wearing a dress, and she is being compared to Jessica Rabbit, and maybe that is enough. And Quvenzhane Wallis is still young enough that she will be allowed to look openly upset if she loses.