For my first Oscar picks for the 95th Academy Awards, I’ve arrived at Best Actress. If you missed the posts covering the other three acting categories, you can access them here:
Obviously release dates and category placements can (and will) change, but I honestly had a tough time whittling this list down to 15 names. Leaving out Jennifer Lawrence (Red, White and Water) and Tilda Swinton (Three Thousand Years of Living) or Florence Pugh (Don’t Worry Darling) seems a bit risky. It’s a sign of how competitive Actress could be for 2022 – just as it was the past two years.
Like with the other derbies, here’s how I see the race playing out nearly a year ahead of time.
TODD’S APRIL 2022 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST ACTRESS
Danielle Deadwyler, Till
Regina King, Shirley
Carey Mulligan, She Said
Margot Robbie, Babylon
Emma Stone, Poor Things
Naomi Ackie, I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Cate Blanchett, TAR
Olivia Colman, Empire of Light
Viola Davis, The Woman King
Laura Dern, The Son
Greta Gerwig, White Noise
Frances McDormand, Women Talking
Saoirse Ronan, See How They Run
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Director is up next!