In my earliest of Oscar predictions now that autumn and festival season is upon us, we’ve arrived at Best Actress! If you missed my previous posts on the Supporting categories, you may peruse them here:
Yesterday’s Venice screening of The Shape of Water significantly increased the possibility that Sally Hawkins could find herself in the mix. Another piece of the puzzle should come into focus this weekend as Frances McDormand’s work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is screened for festival goers. Same goes for Emma Stone in Battle of the Sexes, Judi Dench in Victoria and Abdul and Jennifer Lawrence in mother!
Obviously, there’s much uncertainty at this juncture but not for long and here’s my first pass at Best Actress:
TODD’S FIRST PREDICTIONS – BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Judi Dench, Victoria and Abdul
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Meryl Streep, The Papers
Jane Fonda, Our Souls at Night
Isabelle Huppert, Happy End
Diane Kruger, In the Fade
Jennifer Lawrence, mother!
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outisde Ebbing, Missouri
Carey Mulligan, Mudbound
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Debra Winger, The Lovers
Kate Winslet, Wonder Wheel
Best Actor will be up next!