Fans have been urging Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain to win Oscars for their “extraordinary” performance in The Good Nurse.
The true crime thriller, based on the story of a nurse who murders patients in hospitals, was released on Netflix last month and currently has a 79 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.
With Eddie, 40, taking on the role of serial killer Charles Cullen, and Jessica, 45, playing alongside him as the nurse determined to bring him to justice, viewers were wowed by the performance and broke up before next year an Oscar hype from ceremony.
Amazing: Fans have called out Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain to win Oscars for their ‘extraordinary’ performance in The Good Nurse
Viewers tweeted: “The good nurse is so good!!! Disgusting and heartbreaking, but good.” ;’I watch The Good Nurse on Netflix and cry my eyes out’; “The Good Nurse needs to be nominated for an Oscar
“Okay, when is Jessica going to chastise Oscar for the good nurse that’s being sent to her?”; “Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne are harrowingly brilliant actors. her performances in The Good Nurse are Oscar-worthy.’;
“Give Eddie that Oscar right now! chills watching ‘The Good Nurse’; “I’m only back for a second because I had to announce to the world that Eddie Redmayne was set to win an Oscar for his role in The Good Nurse, and more specifically for a specific scene in a diner that lasted seconds and where he was.” it didn’t even speak.
‘Eddie Redmayne in new movie ‘The Good Nurse’ on Netflix Holy S**t He’s amazing and actually scared me someone would give him an Oscar’; “That boy in Good Nurse deserves an Oscar just for yelling I can’t like that
Back to the Oscars: With Eddie, 40, Jessica, 45 co-starring in the lead roles, viewers were smitten by the performance and sparked an Oscar frenzy ahead of next year’s awards ceremony.
‘He deserves every award he’s received for it so far ❤️’; “I just saw the good nurse. the film is solid proof of why eddie and jessica won their oscars; Their achievements are nothing short of exceptional.
“That seems crazy to say because she just won an Oscar earlier this year, but I feel like more and more people are discovering Jessica Chastain and seeing how BEAUTIFUL she is in EVERYTHING and watching ‘The Good Nurse.’ seeing proves what a graceful screen presence she has.”;
“We just finished watching ‘The Good Nurse’ and damn @jes_chastain and Eddie Redmayne should get their Oscars now…amazing performances!!”; “Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne’s performances on The Good Nurse are breathtaking. Definitely an Oscar contender imo’; ‘The good nurse started, fifteen minutes later Jessica Chastain needs an Oscar.’
Love it: Viewers flocked to Twitter to share their excitement about the film and praise the stars
If the Oscar campaign is successful, it would be the second award for the actors.
Last year, Jessica received the Best Actress award for her portrayal of televangelist Tammy Faye in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
Eddie received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
Eddie recently revealed that he went to nursing school to prepare for The Good Nurse, but “blew it like shit”.
The award-winning actor shared how he prepared to play real-life serial killer Charles Cullen by hanging bags of salt and introducing PICC lines.
The star spent two weeks at school mastering the nurses’ acts, though he never went to drama school and just “winged” each role as it came.
Eddie told GQ Hype: “I’ve been totally fucked up, you never want me in a crisis. I don’t have a big plan, I’m just fueling it.”
Award: Eddie received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The The Theory of Everything
The Oscar-winning actress stars in the true-crime thriller alongside Jessica, who plays a struggling single mother struggling to make ends meet with her demanding career as a nurse at a New Jersey hospital.
She initially forms a good relationship with a new nurse (played by Eddie), but after several of her patients, who appeared to be doing better, died under unusual circumstances, she suspects him of foul play.
Eddie stars in the film as Cullen, who was responsible for 29 confirmed deaths.
Award-winning: Last year, Jessica received the Best Actress award for her portrayal of televangelist Tammy Faye in The Eyes of Tammy Faye
However, the serial killer claimed to have killed up to 40 people, and some investigators involved in the case believe he may have killed more than 300 people.
This makes him possibly America’s deadliest serial killer, according to Charles Graeber’s 2007 story in New York Magazine, which formed the basis of his 2013 book, and hence the film.
Cullen was sentenced to six life terms in 2006 after admitting to poisoning at least 40 people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the course of his 16-year nursing career.
One to watch: The Good Nurse, based on the story of a nurse who murders patients, was released on Netflix last month and currently has a 79 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating