My initial projections for the 96th Academy Awards arrives at Best Actress. If you missed my takes on the other three acting derbies, they can be accessed at the bottom of the post.
As I’ve mentioned in the other write-ups, this is simply a super early snapshot of the possibilities. A year ago in my first forecast for the 95th Oscars, none of the five actresses I had pegged in this race ended up being nominated. However, the pictures for two of them (Emma Stone for Poor Things and Regina King in Shirley) were pushed back to this year and you can find their names below yet again. Three of the eventual nominees for 2022 were listed in Other Possibilities: eventual winner Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Cate Blanchett (Tár), and Ana de Armas (Blonde).
I’ll have Director and the big prize Picture posted tomorrow!
TODD’S MARCH 2023 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST ACTRESS
Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple
Greta Lee, Past Lives
Natalie Portman, May December
Margot Robbie, Barbie
Emma Stone, Poor Things
Marisa Abela, Back to Black
Amy Adams, Nightbitch
Annette Bening, Nyad
Regina King, Shirley
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Carey Mulligan, Maestro
Saoirse Ronan, Blitz
Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla
Kate Winslet, Lee