Oscar Showdown Redux in 2016? Sandra Bullock vs. Cate Blanchett!

In 2013, Sandra Bullock‘s out-of-this-world performance in Gravity went up against Cate Blanchett‘s loopy turn in Blue Jasmine.  Both had previously won an Oscar, but it was Cate that took home her second for her role in the Woody Allen flick.  Now as we enter award season in 2015, it looks like the two Hollywood heavyweights could be up against each other again, judging by the trailers for their upcoming films.

Sandra stars in Our Brand Is Crisis, playing a U.S. political advisor who is brought in to help on a Bolivian election. The role was intended for George Clooney, but rewritten when Sandra showed interest. The film is ready for its TIFF premiere this Friday.

Cate stars in Carol, a film set in the 1950s directed by Todd Haynes, with Cate falling in love with Rooney Mara. Having already screened at Cannes, the film has major buzz already.

Take a look at the 2 trailers below and decide for yourself who has the upper hand for Oscar gold:


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