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Personal Narratives Fuel this Year's Best Actress Race

When it comes to the acting categories in the Oscar race, it’s often not enough to simply give the performance of your life in order to claim the Holy Grail of cinematic excellence. Just as a plot drives a movie, a narrative can steer an awards campaign. And that is especially true for actors, who have to connect with voters both off screen as well as on in order to make their case.
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