Name: Shailene Woodley
Character: Alexandra King in The Descendants
Film: Matt King (Clooney) is an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki.
The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
Previous Golden Globe Wins: Woodley has no previous Golden Globe wins.
Previous Golden Globe Nominations: This is the first nomination for the young actress.
Award/Nominations for role: She has won Best Supporting Actress at the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, Florida Film Critics Circle Awards and National Board of Review.
She has also picked up nominations at the Broadcast Film Critics Association awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards.
Critics: “This unforgettable movie succeeds by making audiences feel like a part of the family. Clooney knocks it out of the park with a marvellous performance. Woodley makes a strong bid for a supporting actress nomination.” - Entertainment Spectrum
“It's Clooney and Woodley's movie, as they become a team before our eyes.” - Seattle Times
“A tough, tender, observant, exquisitely nuanced portrait of mixed emotions at their most confounding and profound -- all at play within a deliciously damp, un-touristy Hawaii that's at once lush and lovely to look at.” - Washington Post
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