Marion Cotillard's one of those faces that you always see at the Oscars. If she's not nominated, she's part of a movie that's nominated or she's presenting. However, it's been a while since Cotillard's Oscar win for La Vie En Rose on 2007, and some pundits think that her second round of awards campaigning is coming up.
In particular, her career from 2014-2015 is jam-packed with possible Oscar contenders, including but not limited to heavyweight Macbeth. The film will release in 2015, but the script and story have already put it in heavy awards contention, not to mention the fact that the film also stars Michael Fassbender, another awards favorite. With these two leading the cast, the film's no doubt guaranteed to get a strong release and plenty of awards notice.
In addition to Macbeth, we're still awaiting the theatrical release of The Immigrant, which is supposedly said to contain one of Joaquin Phoenix's best performances ever, which is saying quite a lot. Then, she's got 'Two Days, One Night' and 'A Rigged World', plus the animated fantasy 'The Little Prince', co-starring James Franco and Rachel McAdams.
Of course, her Oscar chances are still the highest for Macbeth, which also stars relative newcomers Elizabeth Debicki and Jack Reynor, plus Sean Harris and David Thewlis. It's directed by newcomer Justin Kurzel, which might work against it, but the script is again rumored to really be fantastic.
In the end, it doesn't just depend on how well the film's received and Marion's performance in the film, but also the competition between lead actresses during 2015.