Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

Click the image for a direct link to the trailer for the film. 


September 4th Update.

It now looks like Meryl Streep is indeed going lead for August: Osage County. In my previous predictions, I had her going supporting. I'll update that next time around. For now...

1. Cate Blanchett- Blue Jasmine
 Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett looks like the clear frontrunner so far. Reviews have called her performance a career best. In a career that's already brought her an Oscar win, that's saying something.

2. Sandra Bullock- Gravity
 Sandra Bullock Gravity movie
Gravity looks like a major Oscar player after the recent screenings. The word has been outstanding so far. Reviews have raved Bullock, calling it a career best for her as well. She seems pretty safe for now.

3. Amy Adams- American Hustle
 Amy Adams American Hustle
Amy Adams could finally be making the leap for a nomination in the lead category. This category is tough right now. 8 of the 10 possibilities I have listed have already won Oscars. I have to think someone will be nominated who hasn't won before. Adams seems like the safest bet right now.

4. Nicole Kidman- Grace of Monaco
Nicole-Kidman Grace-Kelly, Nicole Kidman Grace of Monaco
Nicole Kidman in a period piece about a classical character, what's not to like? The Academy loves these type of roles. She plays former Hollywood star Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco.

5. Kate Winslet- Labor Day
 Kate Winslet Labor Day, Jason Reitman Labor Day
Kate Winslet is one of the best actresses of this generation. Early word on her performance in Labor Day has been great. She already has 6 nominations, I wouldn't count her out for another one. 

Other possibilities

6. Emma Thompson- Saving Mr. Banks

7. Julia Roberts- August: Osage County

8. Berenice Bejo- The Past

9. Naomi Watts- Diana

10.Judi Dench- Philomena

Coming Soon: Best Actor.


  1. what about jennifer lawrence for american hustle?

    1. I'm hearing that it's a smaller role. I have her down for Supporting Actress right now.