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Michelle Williams, Tilda Swinton on Oscar-hopeful posters – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The line separating Michelle Williams and Marilyn Monroe continues to blur as more marketing materials hit the Web promoting “My Week With Marilyn.”

Earlier this week, Williams picked up the Hollywood Actress Award at the 15th annual Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills. It’s the first of what should be several trophies for Williams’ transformation into silver screen icon for Simon Curtis’s semi-biopic.

How much does Williams resemble the late Monroe? Feast your eyes on the latest poster:

The resemblance is uncanny. “Marilyn” has shifted back its release date, meaning most now will have to wait until Thanksgiving weekend to see Williams do her thing.

In a perfect world, Williams will find herself competing against Tilda Swinton in this year’s Best Actress Oscar race for her searing work as a shellshocked mother in Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”

On the heels of “Kevin” winning the Best Film award at the BFI London Film Festival, Oscilloscope unveiled a chilling new poster that suggests the symbiotic relationship shared by mother (Swinton) and son (Ezra Miller).

“Kevin” will be in select theaters on Dec. 9 for Oscar qualifying, followed by a 2012 release. It’s a must see.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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