2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

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86th Academy Awards through March 2nd, when the winners are

Cate Blanchett has been poised to take home this award since the day "Blue Jasmine" was released, and she’s still holding on nicely after wins from SAG, the Critics Choice and the Golden Globes. Had Amy Adams not been nominated, it would basically be a 99.9% done deal. But Adams — the only nominee here who hasn’t won — gives this race a slight chance at an upset… Especially given a vote for Blanchett might seem like a vote for Woody Allen in light of the recent controversy facing the director. Though we’re definitely not betting on it.

Nominees and predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here.

The nominees:
Amy Adams in “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”
Judi Dench in “Philomena”
Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”

Will win: Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Could win: Amy Adams in “American Hustle”
Should win: Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Shoulda been here: Julie Delpy in "Before Midnight"

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Cate's performance was great, but Meryl was amazing. She should have won.


I have been following Cate Blanchett since the '90s and could not be happier for her well deserved win. Cate was robbed of what should have been her FIRST OSCAR in 1999 for her UNRIVALED performance as the young Queen Elizabeth I in Shekhar Kapur’s 1998 film Elizabeth." GO CATE!!!! AND, I am a HUGE fan of ALL the nominees! I love them all equally in their own right.


MERYL, MERYL, MERYL……no one in the world can match her talent, compassion, dedication to her work and her fellow man!!!!!!


People ,, why you hate sandra bullock ??


Cate Blanchett should win. No other performance comes even close to hers, she was mind-blowing. The layers of emotion she unfolded in Blue Jasmine should be taught in acting schools. Blanchett took a huge risk with this role, had she done anything more or less it could have ended in an exaggerated or flat performance. Yet, she perfectly balanced on a thin rope, 1000 feet above ground, without safety net and made it to the other side, making it look so natural as if she walked on the red carpet.
Second best performance was that of Judi Dench but still in no way close to that of Blanchett's. Dench, as well as Bullock and Adams had the characters' story lines on their favour, their characters were likeable from the beginning, unlike Blanchett who managed to make you care about what happened to someone you would normally say "who gives a shit", which is what Meryl failed to do with her character.
Bullock perhaps deserved the nomination for the effort but lets face it, it was purely choreographed, any well disciplined actress could have done what she did but her emotional range was very limited (still better than Adams though).
Amy Adams shouldn't have been nominated in the first place for this film. Jennifer Lawrence wipes her off screen the minute she walks in the film (a really bad film in general, I would have fallen asleep if it wasn't for Lawrence). It should have been either Julie Delpy in her place (I agree with the author of the article on that) or Emma Thompson.


Oprah Winfrey SHOULD definitely have been among the Best Actress nominees. The absence of ANY nominations for "The Butler" is a travesty. I guess only ONE Black film can be nominated in a year, heh????


Cate Blanchett's performance in Blue Jasmine is just mindblowing and her victory will be very deserved. Daniel Day-Lewis giving an Oscar to her will be epic.


I saw Blue Jasmine, Gravity, and American Hustle, and I can honestly say I think Sandra Bullock definitely should win. I have no idea why everyone is praising Cate Blanchett when her performance in it was average to me. However, I do think it takes an hell of an actress to keep the audience engaged throughout the entire movie, especially when 80% of it was her and her only, and that to me is Sandra Bullock.


I too had to yank my jaw off the floor, in boredom…. please, please, this is NOT Oscar material


Meryl Streep is the best actress in the world, she's just incredible and amazing in the movie " August: Osage County ", she must win ! I support her


Haven't seen all of the other movies, but at the end of Blue Jasmine I had to yank my jaw up off the floor. Her performance left me speechless. Would love to see her win.

Edward J. Cunningham

I haven't seen "Blue Jasmine", so I can't judge Cate Blanchett's performance, but if Academy voters have actually seen "Gravity", I would not count Sandra Bullock out of the race. One more thing that should not matter, because it isn't Cate Blanchett's fault, but it's possible she could lose some votes over the latest allegations about Woody Allen from Dylan Farrell.

Man Of Gold

Cate Blanchett shouldn't be nominated because I saw her in blue jasmine, and I think her performance is normal and very boring.
Actually she doesn't deserve this OSCAR at all.


It's disgusting how all these posts reek of hate for Amy Adams. Sure, she's younger compared to the rest of the nominees and got her big break through movies like "Enchanted," but she's still an incredibly talented actress with four previous Oscar nominations for fantastic films. I agree that Emma Thompson was completely robbed of a nomination, but if any of the nominees should have been passed over, it would be Sandra Bullock. While I really think Cate deserves the win, Amy has just as much a right to be there as veterans like Meryl Streep and Judi Dench.


Shoulda been here: Emma Thompson, for Saving Mr. Banks


Will win : Amy adamd
Could win : Cate blanchett (I hope not)
Should win: Sandra Bullock.
Thats all .


Please no oscar for cate Blanchett.
I hope the oscar goes to sandra bullock.
Sandra is more lovely than cate .
Middle East loves her so much.


Cate Blanchett gives the year's best performance PLUS she's overdue for a Best Actress Oscar. Nobody comes close.


Cate Blanchett is so, SO great actress! Is sad to that see some people in this thread can't recognize that this is her time. Her performance in Blue Jasmine is mindblowing, how many emotions did you felt for Jasmine? Could you even feel something for that character if it was portrayed by a ordinary actress? Let's have good sense and praise the beautiful, talented and long-deserving of a Best Actress Oscar: Queen Cate Blanchett.


i don't know why people think amy adams has a chance, she doesn't, the best performance by an actress this year was cate blachett theres no doubt about that, if she doesn't win it will be the biggest bullshit in the history of the academy. the oscars it's not about how many times you've been nominated it's about the best performances of the year and amy doesn't fit into that criteria, her performance was good, not great, probably the worst out of the five.


Amy Adams have been nominated 5 times, I mean I think it her time but Cate performance looks really good also Sandra too. It's hard but this category I was expecting more like Emma Thompson. Some actors were snubbed a lot this year, surprised me the most was the unexpected ones…

Personally, Amy Adams has a chance of winning but Cate taking all the awards this season so you never know!


Blanchett should win. No doubt about it. Best actress of her generation. And in my opinion, she shouldn't be snubbed because of the controversy facing Woody. She didnt do anything wrong.


This category is not hard to predict but we don't know what will happen, this battle is for the 5 woman in this category, all of them has a chance to win.. and Cate Blanchette has the biggest chance of them all but look what happen when she portrayed as a queen in the Movie Elizabeth which she won the Golden Globes and Bafta but she did'nt win the Oscars for best actress.
Amy Adams has also a big chance of winning but cate is a little bit higher chance then her but she also won several awards for best actress like Golden Globes.
Sandra Bullock has also a chance of winning but many people said that she should not win this time because she had an undeserving oscar when she won best actress for The Blind Side.
Meryl Streep has also a chance of winning,, but for me, she deserve to win this time, but many people said that her acting was not her greatest performance, but she is Meryl Streep,, she can win all the time wth her 3 wins and 18 nominations.
Judi Dench has the least chance but we don't know, she is a dark horse in this race, I Love The performance of Judi, Simple but wonderful.


Sandra Bullock really should win the Oscar. "Gravity" is a one woman show. Cate will win.
Amy is nothing special in a sea of ensemble work. Emma Thompson should have her nomination.
I really wish there was room for an upset in the Best Actress race. Sandra should be that upset.
Hopefully "Gravity" and Alfonso Cuaron will take Best Picture and Best Director along with all the various technical awards.


Blanchettt truly deserves this oscar.i think that brie larson's role in short term 12 was snubbed because if jlaw was the actress that portrayed her character she would have been nominated. And last year's oscar should have gone to emmanuelle riva or jessica chastain


Cate Blanchett or Meryl Streep? Bien por Cate, pero Meryl Streep… Que interpretacion! te llega a los huesos!!!

Denny J

Will win: Cate Blanchett
Should win: Meryl Streep
Should not be here: Amy Adams & Sandra Bullock
Should be here: Brie Larsen & Paulina Garcia
Dark horse: Judi Dench


Will Win: Cate Blanchette (Blue Jasmine) or Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Should Win: Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Should not be here: Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Should be here: Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks
Dark Horse: Judi Dench (Philomena)


I really hope Cate Blanchett wins. I hate how she's been dragged into the Woody Allen mess. She has nothing to do with it. Hopefully the academy will realise that too and reward her an Oscar for arguably the greatest performance in the past couple of years. I hope voters won't award someone simply because they've been nominated several times in previous years.

Nicholas Guy

Amy is staying on the avenue Glen Close, Sandra is getting overlooked for winning recently, Meryl should win but she should have won quite a few years she did not, Cate will get lost in all the Allen nonsense and so Judi will win.


The amazing performance of Meryl Streep in August: Osage County is by far the best. I don't think any of the current nominees will disagree.


This year, I not see the Oscars: Emma Thompson is sont in nomination. It's scandal.


Queen Cate Blanchett for Best Actress in 2014.


Cate Blanchett is finally going to get her second oscar. WHOOOOO!!!

Steve W

The academy has already robbed Cate once (Gwynneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in love instead of Cate in Elizabeth ?????) – they can't afford to do it again without seriously damaging the credibility of the awards. Cate's work in Blue Jasmine was epic.


AMY ADAMS all the way. She is always incredible!


So, I'm pretty sure Cate will win this one, but let's not forget that this award show is about the acting. Yes, Cate was incredible in Blue Jasmine, but has anyone seen August: Osage County? I mean are you seriously going to overlook Meryl Streeps performance? Who cares if she just won an oscar recently? Whatever happened to winning an oscar because you deserve it more then anyone else? You deserve it because the acting was better. And thats what Streep does, especially in AOC. Sandra was great, but really not oscar worthy, Amy comes no where in my opinion, near any of these contestants in general, and her nomination should have hands down gone to Emma Thompson, and Judi is a long-shot. Meryl is better then each one of these women on levels that are shockingly high. And you need to understand that it's about the acting, not about who has a better campaign. And Meryl clearly dominates the better acting in this category. Meryl was insane, I couldn't believe my eyes seeing what she did on screen, what she became. This was hands down one of Meryls best performances, and she's not getting the fair attention she deserves for it. It's horrible what these award shows have become into. It's about the acting and nothing else, and clearly Meryl wins when it comes to that, especially in AOC.

Janice Davis

Cate should have won for playing the sequel of the Queen Elizabeth movie 2007, as best actress, but I believe that she will pull through on this Oscar of lead actress. She's won before for playing Kate Hepburn in The Aviator, as best supporting actress, and did great. Looks like another Oscar for Cate 2014.


Will win: Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Could win: Judi Dench in “Philomena” (You never know. Uncle Harvey is unpredictable sometimes)
Should win: Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Shoulda been here: Emma Thompson in "Saving Mr. Banks"

I can't believe how some people are really rooting for Sandra. Seriously? Her facial expressions in Gravity weren't all-out. No wonder she's not the first choice for the role. I can easily understand why Cuaron tapped Natalie Portman first, she's effortless in panic(with loud gasping) scenes. Too bad she ditched Gravity for Terrence Malick. She would've been in this list, not Sandra.


We all know Cate Blanchett is already clutching the Oscar in her gorgeous, milky-white hands.


Sandra Bullock should win!

She still has a chance, I think!


Shocked Amy Adams beat out Emma Thompson for an Oscar nom. She seemed more supporting than lead, but I am not surprised she is nominated. Amy is a self described movie role "hoarder." She will be in (and is in) every film possible. I don't think she will go away until she does finally win an Oscar. I really have never seen any actress force herself on audiences and awards voters as much as she does. Crazy. Cate Blanchett "will win"…sadly. Sandra Bullock "should win." Sandra was the heartbeat of "Gravity," and practically the ONLY actor in the film. She carried it all the way with amazing physicality and gave a great performance working in complete isolation. Oh, and "Gravity" was kind of a hit too. An amazing mix of thrill ride, art house film and dazzling cinematic skill.

Wendolene Ramsbottom

I certainly agree that Cate Blanchett is deserving, but surprisingly, I didn't care for "Blue Jasmine" as much as I thought I would. Greta Gerwig's performance was awfully good, too


If the Academy decided to give the other major awards (like this one) 10 nominees my picks would be:
Cate Blanchett
Sandra Bullock
Meryl Streep
Amy Adams
Emma Thompson
Judi Dench
Adele Exarchopoulos
Brie Larson
Greta Gerwig
Kate Winslet


my prediction
Cate Blanchett
Sandra Bullock
Judi Dench
Emma Thompson
Meryll Streep

On My Own Opinion


Please give Adele Exarchopoulos a chance, she deserves to be nominated.


The nominees
Amy Adams – "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett – "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock – "Gravity"
Judi Dench – "Philomena"
Emma Thompson – "Saving Mr. Banks"

Will Win: Cate Blanchett – "Blue Jasmine"
Could Win: Sandra Bullock – "Gravity"
Should Win: Cate Blanchett – "Blue Jasmine"


My Nominations (Best Actress in a Leading Role):
Cate Blanchett – BLUE JASMINE
Emma Thompson – SAVING MR. BANKS (I haven't seen the film yet, but from the trailers I have seen for it, she looks absolutely amazing in it.)
Sandra Bullock – GRAVITY
Waad Mohammed – WADJDA


I think the race would be this.
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue is the Warmest Colour.


Really it should be:

Amy Adams – American Hustle
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue is the Warmest Color
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Judi Dench – Philomena
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr Banks

And most deserving would probably be Cate or Adele, but I'd just love love love to see Amy Adams win an Oscar because its likely to be 5 times nominated, no wins for her.






How come a lot of people are perfectly fine with Jack Nicholson getting a lot of nods and wins, yet they're highly against Meryl getting so much attention? Hypocrites


ADELE EXARCHOPOULOS for Best Actress nomination. I know she won't win, but I want her to be recognized. Her performance in 'Blue' was just raw, heartbreaking, powerful and the best female performance I've seen this year; and I'm so affected by her emotional intensity. For me, the best actress of 2013 cinema is Adele. Pls. Academy


Blanchett deserves to win her oscar, I always thought she should have won her fisrt oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth the first. Although I also really loved Bullocks performance. Extremely moving and touching. She deserves all the praise she has received for her work in the movie but Blanchett's performance was epic and her second oscar is long overdue


Nomination best actress: Adams, Blanchett, Bullock, Dench and Thompson.


I really want Meryl Streep to win but it's probably gonna go to Cate


I just want Adele to be nominated….

Anthony D.

Sandra Bullock
Judi Dench
Emma Thompson
Cate Blanchett
Meryl Streep

This is a category where the nominees are locked for sure but the winner is not so clear. My guess would be Blanchett (but that could just be me wanting her to win, which I do).


Emma Thompson is a lock. This is not a comment on who deserves the award the most. However, all of the buzz is on her. She has been nominated for just about every major award, and won the National Board of Reviews. In fact, if the Oscar doesn't go to Blanchett, I am almost positive it will go to Thompson.
Really, Thompson and Bullock should switch places on the list because while Bullock has a very good chance of being nominated, I don't really feel that she has enough buzz to be a lock.


Best leading Actress:
Amy Adams
Meryl Streep
Cate Blanchett
Brie Larson
Adèle Exarchopoulos


I prefer Meryl Streep over Amy Adams, but is Sandra Bullock who should be out of the competence. No Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux at the Baftas. ='(
All is lost.


If they nominate Adèle Exarchopoulos here, I would forgive the academy literally any terrible decision they made else where.


I think that the "final five" will be this:
1. Blanchet
2. Bullock
3. Dench
4. Adams
5. Thompson

So, I share Indiewire's prediction. However I would point out that the choice is not obvious. The winner will be Cate Blanchett, of course, but you have to admit that the best performances of the year were those of Dench, Thompson and young Exarchopoulos, out of the nominees.


i actually think naomi watts and jennifer lawrence oscar nominated role last year are suporting.


1. Cate Blanchett
2. Adele Exarchopoulos
3. Emma Thompson
4. Brie Larson
5. Amy Adams


Cate Blanchett is undoubtedly one of the best actors alive. I hope she gets the second Oscar she rightfully deserves. I hope Amy gets some recognition as well. She's long overdue.


for me the five women that deserve it the most are:
1.cate blanchett
2.emma thompson
3.judi dench
4.amy adams
5.meryl streep
Meryl and emma give great performances but,although I am sure they won't be nominated, I loved julie delpy and brie larson even more


I just watched august osage county and i changed my mind about cutting meryl. i mean this is her not best but really powerful performance. i also like julia roberts in it but she is ok to be nominated in supporting because she can win that category for sure. among top 5 i just didnt watch philomena yet. so here are my new and improved predictions

1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2. Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)
3. Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
4. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
5. Berenice Bejo (The Past)

Sandra Bullock should not get a nominationamong these five and also from Greta Gerwig, July Delpy and Brie Larson


My Best Actress nominees are:
Berenice Bejo – The Past
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Julie Delpy – Before Midnight
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue is the Warmest Color
Brie Larson – Short Term 12

plss Academy give love for the underdogs.


They should be performances by actresses who made the role absolutely their own which leaves Thompson and Blanchett in there along with Adams, Exarchopoulos, and even Bejo or Louis-Dreyfuss (one of the most underrated performances of 2013, so full of nuance and subtlety).
How about a few surprises just for once instead of the hot 5 that everyone has been talking about for months?
I have no doubt Blanchett has it in her pocket but a shock or two on the 16th would give this race the kick it badly needs.


I really hope Berenice Bejo and Adele Exarchopoulos can sneak in the race….. They just amazed me with their performances! Bejo was volcanic and affecting while Exarchopoulos was raw, moving and fantastic!!! Enough with the OLDIES…. (excuse me, Bullock)


I don't want them to nominate Streep. She can rest for one more year. Also no Bullock, she was good, but not Oscar good. Adele and Brie should fill in.


It will be possible to have Greta Gerwig nominated? Hope so, along with Adele Exarchopoulos (quite possible). Brie Larson… it will be a miracle to have them all three on the group.


God, if you are listening to my prayers, I beg you, please no more Sandra Bullock at the Oscars.
If her spot is given to another actress, I promise chastity from the day the nominations are announced to the Oscars night.
Have mercy to those on the Earth.


Really? An Oscar for Bullock based on spinning and hyperventilating? It was a visually interesting movie, but that was completely one of her weaker performances. Not that she had a lot of substance to work with, scriptwise. To me, Gravity was an empty suit .. all style, no substance.


I'm pretty sure Blanchett will take this one, but I'd love to see Adele Exarchopolus and/or Brie Larson get thrown in and spice things up. I also really want Amy to be in there as well, since I loved her in American Hustle, but the problem is that the five that are the "locks" right now seem so much like the eventual nominees. This race is, in my opinion, boring, and it's not because there's no knocking off Blanchett.

*Some people were complaining about Amy's British accent, but I feel that it was supposed to sound fake on some level, as her character isn't actually British and faking it herself. Plus, it was a comedy film, so there must have been some kind of flexibility with that. I thought it was better than Lawrence's Long Island accent, which kind of slips here and there, and although I loved Jennifer's energy on the screen, I don't find it fair that she's getting all of the attention.*


I always check out these chat boards and award sites. It's like politics for movies, but anyway, I think with actress, 4 are locks. Blanchett, Bullock, Dench and Thompson. Streep will likely get in fifth slot, but I really do hope Brie Larson gets nominated as well. I'm glad she is getting recognized and I love all the other performances. Really career defining performances by all 4. Great year. I'm just happy that it's crowded because that means we have a lot more to see.


My predictions: Cate Blanchett(winner), Adele Exarchopoulos, Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep, Brie Larson.


My predictions: Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Adele Exarchopolus and Emma Thompson.


I'm so happy to see so many people loving Amy in Hustle,she's so tragic this year T_T


Why count out Amy Adams? To be fair, I have yet to see American Hustle, but I did read plenty of reviews and most of them maintained that Adams was even better than Jennifer Lawrence in that movie. Don't get me wrong, I still think everyone should lose to Cate Blanchett, but let's give credit where it's due.


Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue is the Warmest Colour
Brie Larson – Short Term 12
Berenice Bejo – The Past
Paulina Garcia – Gloria
…but I doubt Academy doesn't give a lot of love for foreign-language performances. Let's face it, foreign-language performances like (Mikkelsen, Garcia, Bejo, Exarcho.) were much more affecting than those English-language performances this year. (save Delpy, Larson and Blanchett)


I thnk meryl is completely out of the race after critics gives the film bad review and box office is not that well either. beside that critics praising julia performance more than her and she is doing category fraud that might not accepted to oscar. the only hope is golden globes. if she win that she is again In. if not say good bye vut here are my choices

1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) winner
2. Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)
3. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
4. Berenice Bejo (The Past)
5. Sandra Bullock (Gravity) I dont like her but i guess this one is for 5th spot or Brie Larson (Short Term 12)


I would like to see Adele Exarchopoulos at least get a nomination. I've never been affected by a performance like that ever.


ADELE EXARCHOPOULOS!! and BRIE LARSON!!! for the Best Actress race!! We all know Streep, Dench and Thompson were good but give CHANCE to others!!! This race is so BOOORRRIINGGG!! CATE BLANCHETT needs a real contender!!!! (FYC: Berenice Bejo, Paulina Garcia and Amy Adams)


If you haven't seen Philomena, you must go. It's the best performance by an actress this year. Don't deny yourself the experience.


I'd love to see Brie Larson nominated. Saw Short Term 12 yesterday and was really impressed by her performance. Great, yet subtle acting. And why is Meryl Streep ALWAYS in the conversation? I love Streep just as much as the next guy but sheesh, give someone else a chance at a nomination (Amy Adams!).


No one beats Cate Blanchett this year. She won all the BEST ACTRESS awards the day Blue Jasmine premiered on theaters.

jean vigo

The best work of any given year in movies is NOT determined by Oscars, but by time itself. They are the performances we remember 5, 10, 20 years from now that will resonate. If you want to play the game of "who will win?" – which is exactly what it is, a game – that's fine. But, enjoy the performances YOU were taken aback by; it is YOUR subjectivity that matters.

Adele Exarchopoulos, Amy Adams, and Paulina Garcia created such tapestries of emotions that will stay with me for quite some time. Who cares who wins? I'm just thankful to have seen a trio of great films in which these actresses met the challenge of carrying the narratives with their great work.


I would be so saddened to see Amy Adams not get into the final 5. Would she win? No, but everyone raved about Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle but I personally thought Amy Adams stole the show. She was absolutely fantastic. I personally think Cate Blanchett will add to her collection this year but would be sad to see Adams not make the top 5.


Paulina Garcia should be nominated at Oscar because her performance in Gloria is so amazing. I hope members of the Academy recognize her talent, her realism, her power, her superb performance. Please members of the Academy, nominate her.


I like those five. Maybe not fresh, but how great to see those established actors together as nominees. What a great year for cinema and performances. Interestingly, most of them don't seem to be campaigning hard, except for maybe Emma Thompson… But Cate Blanchett will be seen a lot I think, in January and February because of "The Momuments Men," so she will keep her momentum. I think she'll win whoever other nominees are.


Amy Adams better break through on this one. It would morbidly unfair if they cast her aside in favor of Sandra Bullock or Emma Thompson. Sandra Bullock is a squealing bafoon in her movie, and Emma Thompson, while incredible is not given enough to do in Saving Mr Banks. The producer should be shot for what ended up a jarring mess – the little PL Travers ended up being the star of the show. From the moment that film starts – all I wanted to do was watch Emma Thompson – she's great, but with all the cuts – her performance isn't given enough room to breathe. She also has no memorable or particularly engaging scenes, but none of them are longer than 5 minutes.


If you don't think bullock should win this award you haven't seen gravity


I haven't watched her performance, but if you've been keeping up with Film Critic's awards, the only actress that has beaten out Cate is Brie Larson (Short Term 12). If you're expecting a surprise nominee, she is the surest bet. Regardless, I believe Blanchett should win; her performance was stunning. I also hope Amy Adams gets a nomination (she's one of my favorites and underrated in my opinion). Judi Dench and Emma Thompson truly deserve the nom as well; they were pitch perfect in "Philomena" and "Saving Mr. Banks" respectively.


I watched American Hustle and what I understood is that David O.Russel totally betrayed Amy Adams. It was supposed to be her show, but, it feels like the second half of the screenplay tries to give more air to Lawrence making Adams almost unimporant and way less glamorous


These are my Best Actress hopefuls
Cate Blanchett
Amy Adams
Berenice Bejo
Adele Exarchopoulos
Brie Larson
…..Bejo will be likely be replaced by Bullock. I'm getting tired with Streep, Dench and Thompson… This race is really boring!!! Give Blanchett a real contender!


should be nominated
Adele Exardhopoulos
Emma Thompson
Amy Adams
Cate Blanchett
Meryll Streep

will win: Cate Blanchett
Could Win: meryll streep
should win: cate blanchett, adele exarchopoulos


I don't know y'all this category seems tough but based on the recent reviews I'm all for it that Streep or Dench is out in place for Adams. Saw American Hustle and she is bomb.

If not then I'm throwing a fit.


Cate MUST win this award, she was absolutely amazing. It would be so unfair if she didn't win this. She has already been snubbed for Elizabeth (but I must admit I think that Gwyneth Paltrow did deserve her nomination for SIL, but not the award) and I think it was a tough race between Cate and Tilda when Tilda won, so please give her the award now!
And Sandra Bullock should never be nominated again for her undeserved win for The Blind Side! I hope Amy or Adele will be nominated instead of Sandra


1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2. Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)
3. Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
4. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
5. Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha) / Berenice Bejo (The Past)


will win: Cate Blanchett
Should Win: Amy Adams or Adele Exarchopoulos
Doesn't deserve a nomination: Sandra Bullock


I think this year is for Emma thompson ..
She is great.

Juha Tapani

Well… Who would have believed that Sandra Bullock gave the best performance in 2013 on silver screen and all the odds to win deserved Oscar are almost zero. She was nice in "Speed" and before "Gravity" her only acting job was in "Crash". I still keep my fingers crossed tough…


Will win: Cate Blanchett
Could win: Meryl Streep
Should win: Meryl Streep


Agreed that Blanchett owns this category and she will win. Other nominees will be Sandra Bullock, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench and I'm guessing Amy Adams


Cate Blanchett deserves every award for her performance!! Its a travesty that she only has a supporting Oscar when she has talent oozing out of her. Woody Allen knows how to to bring out the best from his female stars! Considering what Sandra has done before she won compared to Cate, its a no brainer that Mrs Blanchett is a shoe in for the gold statue!


Greta Gerwig is making a really strong case in other circles and I think she's going to pull out THE shocking nomination out of the whole list.


Cate Blanchet was absolutely amazing in Blue Jasmine! She deserves all the awards, hands down.


Will Win: Cate Blanchett
Could Win: Adele Exarchopoulos
Should Win: Cate Blanchett

Academy and BAFTAs, please snub Sandra Bullock and nominate Adele.


Will Win: Cate Blanchett
Could Win: Sandra Bullock
Should Win: Cate Blanchett


I think the academy will surprise us ..
Maybe they will choose sandra bullock


Blanchett, Dench, Streep, Thompson and Bullock would be such a BORING category this year, please surprise us!!!

The unique from above I'll keep is Cate, and I'll include Exarchopoulos, Larson, Gerwig and García/Bejo.


I think who will win Cate blanchett.
Could win sandra bullock.
Should win Emma Thompson.


This top 5 are very boring .
Cate and Emma are fine , I didnt mean that Sandra,Judi and Meryl arent good
but I hope Amy , Adele and Brie could get nominated


I really hope Amy could get nominated,even in the supporting category.
Cate is so going to win this,if she didn't win,it'd be the biggest upset in these recent years,and it sure as hell is not going to be a pleasant one.


Adele Exarchopoulos needs to be nominated and win. She even blows Meryl out the water.


I really want Meryl Streep to win and she deserves it.


My predictions: Blanchett, Bullock, Streep, Thompson and Winslet.


My prediction are (Depend on performances only)

1. Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)
2. Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
3. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
4. Paulina García (Gloria)
5. Berenice Bejo (The Past)
6. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
7. Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
8. Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now)
9. Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
10. Judi Dench (Philomena)


It is such a shame that oscar cant nominate adele, berenice, brie and paulina with cate. I mean these performances are the best of the best this year. i m not saying that sandra, judi, emma and meryl arent good. They also gave amazing performances but the others are terrific. Brie still has a chance and berenice and paulina depend on their film being goes well and appreciated in foreign film category but adele is the dream nomination that just left because of explicit scene and not france submission . If cate nominate with brie, berenice, paulina and adele we will be anxious to see who won but now its clear that Oscar for best actress goes to……. Cate Blanchet


1. Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
2. Meryl Streep in August Osage County
3. Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks
4. Judi Dench in Philomena
5. Sandra Bullock in Gravity
6. Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha
7. Brie Larson in Short Term 12
8. Adele Exarchopoulos in Blue is the Warmest Color
9. Berenice Bejo in The Past
10. Julie Delpy in Before Midnight
11. Kate Winslet in Labor Day
12. Amy Adams in American Hustle


sandra bullock – should NOT be nominated.
greta gerwig – should be nominated.

but since oscars go by money and politics….


Sorry, but Cate Blanchett has this hands down!!!


Let's star a discussion. Who would be really exciting to see as nominee?

Fistly Sandra Bullock should be snubbed. Secondly Adele Exarchopoulos must be nominated. The other nominees could be the winner Cate followed by Emma, Meryl and someone new as Paulina Garcia or the Francis Ha girl. This Indiewire final five is sooo boring. Adele is the most likeable to join the group and refresh it.


I think Jennifer Lawrence is in the running for Best Actress also for American Hustle.

Also: Cate, Sandra, Meryl, and Adele


This is gorgeous!! The most fair decision ever! Exarchopoulos and Blanchett are 2013's acting miracles. I would love to see this happenning at the Oscars.

LA Film Critics ‏LAFilmCritics 4 min
BEST ACTRESS, Winner (tie): Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine," and Adele Exarchopoulos, "Blue Is the Warmest Color."


LA Film Critics ‏@LAFilmCritics 4 min
BEST ACTRESS, Winner (tie): Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine," and Adèle Exarchopoulos, "Blue Is the Warmest Color."

This is gorgeous!! The most fair decision ever! Exarchopoulos and Blanchett are 2013's acting miracles.


1. Cate Blanchett (winner)
2. Emma Thompson
3. Judi Dench
4. Sandra Bullock (weak, but I think that she is in)
5. Meryl Streep ( the weakest, but only for the movie because she is amazing in everything.)
6. Adele Exarchopoulos (amazing performance)
7. Brie Larson (amazing too)

In my point of view, they are the frontrunners. The others: kate winslet is always amazing but the movie not seems good at all, Julie Delpy is good and natural but not for a nomination and Amy Adams has the best chance but the reviews are praising more the performance from Lawrence than Adams and I dont want another gift like the last year because her performance in the The Master did not deserve a nomination. (her performances in Junebug and The Fighter were oscarworthy)


1. Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
2. Meryl Streep in August Osage County
3. Judi Dench in Philomena
4. Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks
5. Sandra Bullock in Gravity
6. Amy Adams in American Hustle
7. Brie Larson in Short Term 12
8. Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha
9. Kate Winslet in Labor Day
10. Adele Exarchopoulos in Blue is the Warmest Color
11. Berenice Bejo in The Past
12. Rooney Mara in Ain't Them Body Saints


Great actresses, all of them. But… OMF*G, you actually saw the performance of Adele Exarchopoulos? I've never seen something so extraordinary, not this year at least. The prize is hers.


WTF put AMY ADAMS and ADELE EXARCHOPUOLOS in top 5. even berenice bejo deserves to be on it


I really want Meryl Streep to win but I think it's gonna go to Cate she was good too


After seeing Blue is the Warmest Color a few nights ago the lead actress deserves an Oscar for her performance. Some of the best acting I've ever seen.


I hope the oscar goes to sandra bullock ..
She is better than cate ..
Every one in middle east love u sandy ..
You r the best ..
I hope no nomination for cate , she doesnt deserve even nomination.
Bye .

Juha Tapani

Sandra Bullock all the way. Cate Blanchett`s performance might have worked better in theatre rather than in a film. Meryl Streep…Please no more. So sick even as a tought.


I believe Cate Blanchet is going to win (and she definitely deserves it!)

About the other nominees, Brie Larson was STUNNING in Shor Term 12. I hope the Academy recognizes her work.


Cate Blanchett is definitely the one to beat. I'm expecting Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, and Judi Dench, but I would love love LOVE if the Academy would broaden their scope and nominate Adele Exarchopoulos who completely blew me away with her performance in Blue is the Warmest Color. I honestly believe she can contend with Cate, so I think the Academy should reward her riveting and gut-wrenching performance with a nomination.


Girls really need to step it up. If Sandra had to compete with the guys, she would be razzed out.


YESSSSSSSSSS Satellite nominees announced and guess what adele is in the list which means berenice is out or may be still in but adele still has a shot as a foreign nominee so Cate is locked for win, Emma film will give her nominee and judi play real life character and adele is foriegn entry so it left meryl and sandra. and sandra will be kick out as sci-fi film actress and meryl the legend is In so here are your nominees but i m stiil rooting for brie larson as independent film nominee like wallis last year

My new and improved prediction

1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
3. Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)
4. Judi Dench (Philomena)
5. Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Still Hoping for
5. Brie Larson (Short Term 12)

greg w locke

for my money, Adele Exarchopoulos gave the year's by-far best performance.


Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Better than the first movie, which IMO led a long way to her winning the Oscar this year as much, if not more, than Silver Linings Playbook.


Haven't seen this yet but what about Emma Thompson as P.L Travers? From what I've read it sounded like a lock.


Elle Fanning has to be at least nominated for an Oscar, she was incredible in "Ginger & Rosa".


Cate Blanchett and Adele Exarchopoulos should be the LOCKS, with Cate winning ;)


Wish list:
1. Cate Blanchett/Blue Jasmine (WIN)
2. Julie Delpy/Before Midnight–so natural, she makes it look like a simple, improvised performance although every word she utters was written on the page…TONS of dialogue and very long shots with no cuts–meaning it has to be perfectly memorized and executed, very difficult to pull off and a truly amazing feat of acting…this script might make Sandy sh** her pants
3. Brie Larson/Short term 12
4. Adele Ex/Blue is the Warmest Color
Haven't seen performances by Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep (love her, but please not again…snoozefest), Amy Adams or Judi Dench but are all strong actresses.


Sandra will kick cate ass soon ..
I love u sandy ..


Cate Blanchett deserves this! Amazing acting/performance. Best unraveling woman since Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence. I like Sandra Bullock, but she deserves a 2nd best actress academy award within the span of a few years like Hilary Swank deserved 2 wins (albeit Swank's first was justified, whereas Bullock's was not). This should be Cate's 2nd win (or more!), but unfortunately the one she deserved for Elizabeth went to Gwynneth Paltrow….sigh. Remind me why I watch these every year.


Sandra should win .
Cate is nothing .
I just hate Cate acting .
She is bad actress


I think this year independent spirit award is more closer to oscar. so if spirit award neglect wienstien production (august osage county and philomena) which are eligeble for this award than maybe oscar will neglect them too now last year there is no big competition in actress category. this year its a bit better but if spirit award neglect judi and meryl and their films it means that those two are out of race. now about sandra, the level of acting is not there but may be she get nominated as fifth like naomi if there is no one in competition and about emma , if she nominate in sag than she is locked if not than good bye but who are other two. From indie like wallis , Brie and Shailene are coming quiet strong so maybe one of them and In foreign like emmanualle, Adele, Berenice and Paulina has a chance. so lets see next week…..


Give Meryl Streep honorable Oscar and let her choose a young promising actress every year; Meryl Streep Award. She doesn't need any more "nominations." Everyone knows she's superb whatever she does. Give a room for someone else.


Me too . I want sandra bullock getting the oscar.
She is very talented more than cate ..
Sandra please prepare your speech ready your .


Please give sandra bullock the oscar for best actress ..
No chance for cate blanchett


I hate this final five. this will be like worst nominees of actresses all time. sandra no acting (razzie award winner and accidentally oscar winner) , emma nothing special , judi BORING and meryl not her best(julia and margo received much praised at afi). If you look independent spirit nominees and compare with them you will find that most appealing. I mean cate is locked but julie , brie and shailene are all critcally acclaimed. i m now waiting for next week to see those four out of race


I hope sandra bullock wins oscar
I dont hate cate but sandra deserve it more


I agree; although Hollywood, being what it is, will include a younger actress in the mix (i.e.Adèle Exarchopoulos) but I hope it will be Amy Adams. And I hope it is Meryl Streep who gets knocked off. Enough already.


I would be surprised if meryl streep was not nominated, i pretty much agree with the top 5 contenders


compare adele's performance in blue is the warmest color to sandra bullock in gravity. Sandra bullocks performance is nothing.


My list:
1 – Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine (Winner)
2 РAd̬le Exarchopoulos РBlue is the Warmest Color
3 – Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
4 – Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
5 – Judi Dench – Philomena


My list:

1 – Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine (Winner)
2 РAd̬le Exarchopoulos РBlue is the Warmest Color
3 – Sandra Bullock – Gravity
4 – Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
5 – Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks


1. Meryl Streep in August: Osage County
2. Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks
3. Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
4. Sandra Bullock in Gravity
5. Judi Dench in Philomena
6. Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha
7. Brie Larson in Short Term 12
8. Amy Adams in American Hustle
9. Chloe Grace Moretz in Carrie (I know not the best remake ever but she was pretty damn good)
10. Kate Winslet in Labor Day
11. Berenice Bejo in The Past
12. Adele Exarchopoulus in Blue is the Warmest Color *shudders*


My predictions for Best Actress are as follows:
1. Cate Blanchett [Blue Jasmine] – lots of buzz about this movie and her performance has been acclaimed and buzzed about since the summer.
2. Sandra Bullock [Gravity] – compelling movie and her performance has also been acclaimed but she will most likely not win this.
3. Meryl Streep [August: Osage County] – one: this is Meryl Streep and two: this is a role that, with the right actress, will succeed in getting an Oscar nomination. Streep is that actress.
4. Adele Exarchopoulos [Blue is the Warmest Color] – complex and compelling performance that has gotten great reviews but subject matter and length of movie will keep her from winning.
5. Judi Dench [Philomena] – have heard that this role is not very compelling but that she is still great in a somewhat-boring movie but she is an Oscar favorite and I predict she will be picked over Emma Thompson for a nomination.


Cate Blanchett is winning this. Period.


I don't see what all the fuss is about Gravity. It was awful. 90 min of screaming and looking scared. Such a empty empty story.


Such an ambiguous category this year. I hope Blanchett wins just because I loved Blue Jasmine even though I know it has zero potential to win any other awards than this.

michael tran

My nominees are:
1. Cate blanchett (blue jasmine)
2. Amy adams ( american hustle)
3. Sandra bullock (gravity)
4. Emma thompson (saving Mr.Banks)
5. Judi dench (phillomena)

3. Sandra bullock (gravity )
4. Emma thompson (saving Mr.Banks)

3. Sandra boulo


My latest update is gonna be risky:
1. Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
2. Meryl Streep in August
3. Emma Thompson in Saving Mr Banks
4. Judi Dench in Phillomena

And the Fifth spot will be for Paulina Garcia in Gloria.

However, now I think that BAFTA and Oscar could differ a little and Oscar would probably leave Dench out in order to include Bullock (American)

USA and Latin America have some invisible connection that will take The Academy to see Gloria and they will considerPaulina Garcia a serious contender. They did it with Demian Bichir a couple of years and they have being nominating performances in Spanish (the 2nd most spoken idiom in USA) such as Javier Bardem in Biutiful, Penelope Cruz in Volver and Catalina Sandino Moreno in María llena de gracia.


Jesus Christ! I just saw Blue Jasmine and Cate Blanchett is a genius! She is really in another level. The other actresses cannot compete with her. Her performance is PHENOMENAL!


I've seen 4 out of the 5 current picks (just not August) and for me there's still no real competition to Cate Blanchett. Emma Thompson comes really close (I loved Saving Mr Banks and her performance), but Cate was just incredible.


What do you mean by Harvey has two less actresses to back?


Sandra Bullock's performance deserves an Oscar nomination, it's not Oscar worthy. The Oscar worthy performance has been given by Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, period.


Sanda Bullock going for win this year.


Adele Exarchopoulos was absolutely phenomenal in Blue is the Warmest Color. I know she has no chance of winning, but she really deserves a nomination.


I repeat that Emma Thompson is in nomination absolutely.


Sandra Bullock? Really? Hahahhahahaa


Paulina Garcia Best Actress for Gloria.


My predicted nominees are

1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine. She is the winner. end of story)
2. Meryl Streep (August: Osage County. Legendary role + streep = Oscar nomination)

My predicted nominees that i wish make it

3. Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now. Best high school performance after Natalie wood)
4. Brie Larson (Short Term 12. When actress like Keisha in 2003 and Catlina in 2004 and Wallis last year nominated for independent films so she has surprising chance. hope for best)
5. Julia Roberts (August: Osage County. She is 2nd lead and she is equally amazing)

My predicted actress nomination who i m not sure but love to see them nominated

6. Berenice Bejo (The Past. She won cannes but it depend on her film appereciation over oscar)
7. Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color. Love her but oscar will neglect her)
8. Amy Adams (American Hustle. For me she is supporting actress and now is the time to win it so stop playing this campaign for the lead game with her plzzzzzzzzz)
9. Kate Winslet (Labor Day. Trailer is so boring. her acting is ok)

The actresses i wish didnt make cut

Sandra Bullock (Gravity. No performance what so ever)
Judi Dench (Philomena. Classic Booringgg performance once again)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks. Nothing special in it)


My picks:
Best Leading Actor: Ethan Hawke in Before Midnight
Best Leading Actress: Cate Blanche in Blue Jasmine (alt. Meryl Streep)
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Bruhl in Rush -he should win Leading Actor-
Best Supporting Actress: Lea Seydoux in Blue is the Warmest Color


1. In response to last years average age being 49, despite the 86 year old Rive, it was brought WAY down by Lawrence and Wallis, (who were 22 and ( I believe).
I hope Amy does knock it out of the park and and that this up her year to stand up on stage. Juha I agree with you completely on Bullock on The Blind Side, it is the most undeserving Oscar for a performance I have seen, and is one was won through campaigning is ever their was one. Anyone who judges that movie legitimately sees an * whenever the see “Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock” However…I have yet to see Gravity, but I am beveling they hype of the performance, and it looks quite good in the trailer. IF it is a phenomenal, deserving, performance and she walked off with the Oscar, I wouldn't find it as the worst thing. Then their would no longer need to be an * next to her name being an AA winner. (We could still be pissed off about the win for the Blind Side, but would have to be pissed off that shes a winner.) I'm still rooting for Adams, but toes are my thought on the actress race this year.


I agree with the Top 6.


I just saw Gravity yesterday and let me tell you.. Sandra Bullock did an amazing performance. Shes goin a oscar nominee for sure. The winner will be between Cate and Sandra. You like it or not!!


Paulina Garcia is the best actress of the year she is wonderful in Gloria!!!

Juha Tapani

So another year and again same names….
Where is Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Adele Exarchopoulos, Berenice Bejo, Paulina Garcia and Greta Gerwig. I must be the only one who is tired even seeing Meryl Strrep`s name.
Sandra Bullock…Everybody knows that her "Tv-movie" "The Blind Side" was terrible.
So… Least I hope Cate Blanchett will get her Oscar.
Last year for whatever reason they ignored Judi Dench for "Skyfall" so this year they try correct it. As for Emma Thompson…No opion, but really the same names almost every year is just dull.


Meryl, Emma, and Judi both can go somewhere. I enjoyed Julia's performance more than Meryl's tbh. Meryl was ACTING here.


Let's just nominate the same 10 people over and over and over every year. Why not give someone like Rooney Mara in Ain't Them Bodies Saints a shot? Do we have to nominate Meryl Streep every time she's in a film?


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Best Actor- Hugh Jackman/ Chiwetel Ejifor
Best Actress- Meryle Streep
Best Supporting Actor- Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress- Jennifer Lawrence


Actually my ideal winners for acting categories are:
Best Actor-Don't care
Best Actress-Queen Cate
Best Supporting Actor-Michael Fassy
Best Supporting Actress-Amy <3


Cate should win,and I'd be happy with Dame Judi,Emma,and Meryl to be nominated again.
The worst thing that could happen in the ceremony is for Sandra Bullock to win,I would go full rage if this nightmare came true.
Amy should go for supporting role,so she'd have a pretty great chance to win since it'd be her FIFTH best supporting actress nomination without ever winning


Kick Sandra, add Brie Larson. Shit, people!!!


I am a fan of Meryl Streep since I was in elementary but I could not deny that Cate Blanchett's performance in Blue Jasmine will make her win this year's Oscars for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Other nominees for me would be:

Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue is the Warmest Color
Sandra Bullock – Gravity

I know that the Academy loves classic, contemporary drama and that qualifies Judi Dench for Philomena.


I just went to watch Gravity. The film is good, but I think even when Sandra Bullock delivers the best (maybe the only) performance of her career, for me that is not Oscar worthy. So, I just took her out of my list. Probabilities still say that Sandra will be in.

If I was a member of the Academy, I would vote:
1. Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
2. Meryl Streep in

The French trio (I think the three of them deserve the nomination, but Oscar won't include 3 French Actress, just remeber that last year didn't include Emmanuelle Riva and Marion Cotillard at the same time):
3. Julie Delpy in Before Midnight
4. Berenice Bejo in Le Passe
5. Adele Exarchopoulos in Blue is the Warmest Color.

Then, only one of the French will make it and the other two spots will be for 2 Great British Actresses:
6. Emma Thompson (who will win Golden Globe – Comedy or Musical)
7. Judi Dench.


Sad competition. With such a competition i think they will brought Julia roberts for August osage county into lead. The only nominees will be meryl streep and cate blanchet are locked. Judi dench is boring for me but oscar love classic performance so may be. Beside that Amy Adams the film is doughty. And about Sandra i mean come on do you guys ever know oscar they dont vote for action and scific performances. and Emma thompson Nothing special. If the past is in the shortlist Berenice is in and Fifth option is still open


Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

May Be
Berenice Bejo (The Past) / Judi Dench (Philomena) / Amy Adams (American Hustle)

5. Anyone?


What I'm curious about is, what has happened to "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby"? It seemed like Jessica Chastain might be getting her third consecutive nomination, but I haven't heard a peep about this film in months! Anyone have any word on it?


Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


Looks like many of you guys haven't watched Short term 12. Brie Larson is just phenomenal.


I'm saying its definite that Blanchett will be nominated, but I have a feeling it'll be a match for now between Adams and Bullock. Especially reaching out on a win for the former, as I feel she should've won in 2011 for The Fighter.


Carrie may not be one of the best remakes ever, but if anything in that movie should be nominated it's Chloe Grace Mortez for Best Leading Actress and Julliane Moore for Best Supporting Actress


Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)


IF Cate Blanchett does not win, the winner will be the most undeserved winner in a very long time. And its gonna give her a bad taste and lukewarm reactions. Because everyone knows that Blanchett was superior

Cate Blanchett is superb in Blue Jasmine and she will win


Sandra Bullock proved her weight in gold with her performace in Gravity. Her incredibly simple albeit powerfull story arc was the heart and soul of the movie and she pulls it off beautifully. Clooney was only in the movie for the first 20 minutes. Sandra basically carried the movie. She definetly deserves the oscar and what the hell is wrong with the people that said that sandra made up for her win for a dissipointing performance. She gave the performance NOW. She definetly deserves it. Blanchett is probably one of the most talented actresses and my personal favourite, but you have to give credit where credit is due.


Julie Delpy (and Ethan Hawke) have been wonderful in the Before trilogy, but they will never be nominated because the Academy obviously doesn't think their real, conversation-laden, relaxed, relatable performances are capital-A acting enough. A shame.


If there's going to be 12 (Because 12 Years a Slave) my picks are:
Chloe Grace Mortez in Carrie
Meryl Streep in August Osage County (duh)
Julia Roberts in August Osage County (She's kinda leading too isn't she)
Kate Winslet in Labor Day
Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock in Gravity
Judi Dench in Philomena
Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks
Berenice Bejo in The Past
Amy Adams in American Hustle
Brie Larson in Short Term 12


What about Chloe Grace Mortez in the Carrie remake?


Sandra Bullock is an incredibly likable actress but her performance in Gravity is being highly overrated! There's no character development in this movie and it's very manipulative. Great special effects and camera work but you can't even compare Sandra's performance with Cate Blanchette's in Blue Jasmine. Blanchette is amazing!


Thompson absolutely in nomination, please.


My Lates Prediction :
1. Meryl Streep ( no doubt. she deserves to be nominated and win the oscars )
2. Cate Blanchette ( she has a big chance to bit meryl, but let's see )
3. Amy Adams ( she is a dark horse in this race, i already watched the trailer and her performance was amazing :-) )
4. Judi Dench ( I hope judi will be nominated this year, she was snobbed last year for her performance in The Best Exotic marigold Hotel and Skyfall , i hope she will be nominated this year )
5. Sandra Bullock ( I think it is hard for me to put sandra in the top 5 because oscars doesn't really nominated an actor from a Scie-Fi Movie. but Let's se if her performance was great )


My predictions for now:

1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2. Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
3. Judi Dench (Philomena)
4. Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
5, Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)

As the academy is always snubbing a great actress, i think Emma Thompson will lost her slot for a newcomer, i hope this newcomer/foreign to be Adele Exarchopoulos, she's refreshing and beautiful.


Safe to say at this early stage it's already come down to Blanchett vs Bullock. Each will get an even share of critics and festival awards but as to what will actually happen come Oscar night I've no idea.




I swear to God, if Cate Blanchett doesn't win this, I'm done with the Oscars.


Hate to call it but this race is over, Sandra Bullock is going to be a two time Academy Award winner.


David O Russell is sure to get at least one actor nominated if American Hustle lives up.

Daniel Delago

It will be between Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock. However, David O. Russell's film, 'American Hustle' could be the dark horse with Amy Adams.


Now I'm sad… Nicole Kidman is out… Weinstein won't release Grace of Mónaco this year… it's weird that Weinstein postponed almost all their movies for next year. Now I think Cate Blanchett will win!!!


Julia Roberts was introduced as supporting actress to let Meryl get the lead, just saying


Incredibly difficult race, my two cents:
1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2. Amy Adams (American Hustle)
3. Berenice Bejo (The Past)
4. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
5. Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Runner up: Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)


I agree with yours predictions nominations: Blanchett, Billock, Dench, Streep and Thompson. We not have see Saving Mr Banks, but I am sure of greatness performance of Thompson/Travers.


Meryl Streep its the Best actress of all the time. Its time to win another Oscar. All time actresses 1.Meryl Streep
2.Bette Davis


Cate Blanchett is winning this. Period.


I agree Mirko, when is the Academy gonna give Meryl Streep a break no matter how good her roles are? Like they did with Jack Nicholson (Who I believe has been on his break long enough)


Meryl Streep is a good actress but I didn't think she's worth being nominated every year!! Why did she win for Kramer vs Kramer? She was barely in it! I also found it weird that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of all time, yet he doesn't get as many nominations as Meryl Streep, what the hell?


What??? Brie Larson will get a nomination I think she's a lock




Cate Blanchett all the way, it's her time! Finally they will repair the 1999's terrible mistake. And Cate Blanchett will receive the Best Leading Actress Oscar that she deserves.


SHORT TERM 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1. Cate Blanchett
2. Sandra Bullock
3. Nicole Kidman
4. Judi Dench
5. Meryl Streep

Why Nicole? Weinstein have the distribution for Grace of Monaco, I'm sure they will make campaing for Nicole. I haven't seen any of the movies yet… But I think the competition will be between Blanchett and Kidman… I'm crossing fingers for Kidman, I'm praying for Grace of Monaco to be a good movie. I'm sure Blue Jasmine is a good one and Gravity too… But at this point Blanchett is the winner because her performance is the best until now.

DA boss

Shaienne woodly anyone??


David O'Russel is really good at getting actors nominated. So I think Amy Adams and Christain Bale both have chances, and I've heard Amy Adams' role has a lot of heft from someone who read the script.


My latest update:
1. Cate Blanchett
2. Meryl Streep
3. Emma Thompson
4. Sandra Bullock (believe it or not)
5. Judi Dench
Alternative: Berenice Bejo
I think Amy Adams will go supporting. It is not that my Top Choices are all the best -July Delpy or Marion are not there- but they are the ones who will make it.


Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring. It's a stunning performance, that I don't think should be discounted just because of its genre. I also say The Conjuring deserves a spot on your cinematography list, because its unquestionably the best I've seen all year in that category.


Meryl Streep go for win again. YES YES YES
1. Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
2. Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
3. Judi Dench (Philomena)
4. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
5.Amy Adams (American Hustle)

Isabelle Huppert

i add
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue is the warmest color

Isabelle Huppert

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Meryll Streep – August Osage County
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Kate Winslet – Labor Day

Mia Wasikowska – Tracks
Scarlett Johannson – Under the skin
Judi Dench – Philomena
Nicole Kidman -Grace Of Monaco


Strong contender Cate Blanchett and Emma Thompson. My five nominees:
Cate Blanchett, Blue asmine.
Sandra Bullock, Gravity.
Judi Dench, Philomena.
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County.
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks.

Jack Spears

What about Lindsay Lohan in THE CANYONS? Sure the film flopped, but her performance was raw and authentic. A lot of critics noted her as the best thing about it and her best work in years. WTH?


Amy Adams won't win. I love her, but the Academy won't let her win after JL won it for another David film


If the Academy decided to nominate 12 (Because 12 Years a Slave) my picks would be:
1.Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine
2.Meryl Streep (August Osage County)
3.Julia Roberts (August Osage County)
4.Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
5.Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)
6.Judi Dench (Philomena)
7.Amy Adams (American Hustle) (Why hasn't she won yet)
8.Kate Winslet (Labor Day)
9.Nicole Kidman (Grace of Monaco)
10.Marion Cottiliard (The Immigrant)
11.Berenice Bejo (The Past)
12.Adele Exarchopoulus (Blue is the Warmest Color)

Serge Müller

My Top:
1. Cate Blanchett: Blue Jasmine
2. Judi Dench: Philomena
3. Meryl Streep: August Osage County
4. Sandra Bullock: Gravity
5. Kate Winslet: Labor Day

I really hope Cate wins, she deserves it so much and the movie is amazing, I can't believe Sandra Bullock is in almost everyone prediction, it's very rare to see someone of a Sci fi movie in consideration and SANDRA jaja, I think the effort of her in this movie worth the nomination she's like Julia, they're good but is just good, I hope Kate Winslet can make it :S


My Top 6

1. Meryl Streep – August Osage County (Julia is now on Supporting Line)
2. Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmin
3. Kate Winslet – Labor Day
4. Naomi Watts – Diana (just because its a Biopic Film)
5. Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco (anotther biopic)
6. Judi Dench – Philomena

For Sure:
1. Meryl's 18th Oscar Nomination
2. GG nomination for her again!

1. 4th Oscars for Meryl !!
2. 2nd Oscars for Cate…

Winona Ryder (gwyneth doesnt deserve oscr)

august osage county receive mixed reviews from critics on its TIFF premiere


All hail Queen Cate. How has this woman never won a best actress Oscar is one of life's mysteries. Easily her generation's best actress. I do love Amy Adams and I hope her time is soon, but this has to be Cate's year.


I pretty much agree with the current 5.

Cate Blanchett(Blue Jasmine)
Meryl Streep(August: Osage County)
Sandra Bullock(Gravity)
Judi Dench(Philomena)
Emma Thompson(Saving Mr. Banks)

Could see these one or both of these two breaking in.

Kate Winslet(Labor Day)
Amy Adams(American Hustle)


I thought Streep was going to be submitted for Supporting, not lead


Saw "Blue Jasmine" earlier this evening. Unless some other actress performs an acting miracle, Cate Blanchett will walk away with her second Academy Award. I was truly astounded by her portrayal of the title character in this film, and highly doubt anyone else will be able to top it.


Where the hell is Meryl Streep for August: Osage County??


No way for Naomi then?! Hahaha


1.Cate blanchett
2.Judi Dench
3.Julia Roberts
4. Amy Adams
5. Naomie Watts
6. Sandra Bullock
7.Kate Winslet
I would also love to see Marion cotillard and Julie Delpy getting nominated but trust me, those 7 ladies are the strongest contenders. Don't have any other false impressions.


This will happen:

1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2. Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
3. Judi Dench (Philomena)
6. Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
9. Kate Winslet (Labor Day)


Mia Wasikowska's performance in TRACKS receive positive reviews after its screening in telluride


Mia Wasikowska's performance receive positive reviews after its screening in telluride.


Marion Cotillard is gold in The Immigrant, she gave the best performance of this year and should be nominated to Oscar for that


1. Judi Dench (winner, deserves or not)
2. Cate Blanchett (strong contender and possible winner)
3. Meryl Streep or Julia Roberts ( deserve or not, Weinstein Company is behind this movie)
4. Kate Winslet ( the reviews are praising her performance over the film)
5. Emma Thompson ( big return, but I am not sure about the movie, could be the next Hyde Park on Hudson)

I love Sandra Bullock, but the reviews are more likely for the film and plus she is not Sigourney Weaver .
Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts… we have to wait for the reviews but they are very strong contenders and Amy Adams??? She is great, but she is going to be overshadow for their espectacular cast, she should go for supporting.


There's no way Kate Winslet won't be nominated. She's loved by her peers, critics, viewers and six previous nominations isn't a joke.


The only safe lock at this point is still Blanchett. But some others like Bullock (unbelievable we are talking about her in the Oscars again) and Dench start shapping up the race. Thompson has lost some force but she is still in. Berenice Bejo, who was a lock at the begining after winning Cannes, will need some impulse if she wants to end the race. I still think Meryl will go Leading at the end.

My update:
1. Cate Blanchett
2. Judi Dench
3. Meryl Streep
4. Emma Thompson
5. Sandra Bullock
6. Julia Roberts (even against me)
Alternative: Berenice Bejo


I am italian and I read good review about Dame Jude Dench. She is favourite absolute for "Coppa Volpi alla miglior attrice". I have today three name sure: Blanchett, Dench and Thompson. Bullock is an amusing woman: She is pleasent actress. All the same, I consider Thompson an actress of very talent. I you remind, again, the Oscar for Howards End and that for screenplay of Sense & Sensibility. I believe that in Saving Mr Banks She plays P. L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, with excellent style of recitation.
My top five, this point, is :

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine.
Judi Dench, Philomena.
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks.
Sandra Bullock, Gravity.
Amy Adams, American Hustle.

Scusate, ma adesso scrivo nella mia lingua: i registi Allen, Frears, Lee Hancock e Russell hanno già fatto vincere attrici "in a leading role". Allen/Diane Keaton, Frears/ Helen Mirren, Lee Hancock/ Sandra Bullock and Russel/ Jennifer Lawrence. Il regista di Saving Mr Banks è lo stesso di The Blind Side, film Oscar della Bullock. Bello avere queste cinque attrici in gara.


How can predictions be made for performances still
not seen? At this point we know for sure that Bullock
and Blanchette have garnered rave reviews. Dench too,
but perhaps somewhat less. My hope is the Academy
thinks differently about Sci-Fi, and gives Bullock a
lead acting Oscar. Sigourney Weaver was nominated
in the mid eighties for playing never forgettable
Ellen Ripley. She should have won. "Gravity" is an
unforgettable film. Something truly new. I hope
Sandra can finally be the one to break through for
acting (not just technical awards) for Sci-Fi. A great
performance in a role and film that will not be
forgotten in years to come.


Marion Cotillard deserves be nominated with her superb and brilliant performance in The Immigrant.


Blanchett and Winslet are in. They're both Oscar darlings with 'lead actress in a feature film' comebacks this year, and on top of that, their movies and performances are getting solid reviews. The Academy loves those two more than any other woman in competition for the category right now. I have no idea why so many people are underestimating Winslet. In fact she has the most nominees out of everyone on that list, and she's still young. As for the other three spots I'm predicting Bullock, Dench, and Thompson. Still not sold on category placements for Adams (an apparently borderline supporting performance) and Roberts (I can see both AUGUST ladies securing supporting nominations). I'm also not sold on the newbies people are trying to make happen. I know everyone wants to be the one to call a newbie, but newbies show up when there aren't many thesps fighting for the last 2 spots. This year is filled with thesps playing baity characters in films by acclaimed directors. On top of that, all the ones that have been seen are getting great reviews.

If Roberts is in fact lead, I'll swap Thompson for her. Thompson could go in the way of Mirren in HITCHCOCK. Might be too light and twee for the Academy. I'm still not confident about Kidman, especially given the fact that Weinstein has Dench (who is a bigger contender at this point). Watts has a very weak distributor, but if anyone will spoil, it'll be her because of the role alone. Cotillard has zero buzz right now. She could pick up steam after TIFF, but let's not forget she was snubbed by the Academy twice now, in years that weren't nearly as competitive as this year. Weinstein this, Weinstein that. The guy can't get everyone in. THE IMMIGRANT isn't even at the top of his pile.


1. Judi Dench – Philomena ( No Doubt, I saw The Trailer of her Movie, and her performance was Awesome :-)
2. Vera Farmiga – The Conjuring ( I already watch the movie and She was the Best Actress for Horror Film This year! and she deserved to be nominated and win :-D
3. Cate Blanchette – Blue Jasmine ( I saw the trailer and she gave an Amazing Performance :-)

Possible Contenders:

4. Amy Adams – American Hustle
5. Julia Roberts – August : Osage County
6. Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco
7. Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
8. Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
9. Sandra Bullock – Gravity
10. Kate Winslet – Labor Day


Brie Larson should be considered a strong candidate she has daily giving the best female lead performance of the year so far


Here I created the new poll. Would be happy to see some votes. Share your opinion!


My predictions nominations today are:

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine.
Brie Larson, Short Tem 12.
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks.
Kate Winslet, Labor Day.

The other actress can to be Exarchopoulos or Gerwig.


p.s. Winslet number 6.
Here is the poll I found on ropeofsilicon, vote people.


Adele Exarchopoulos, Bejo, Gerwig, Larson, Lawrence, even Cotilllard, Lawrence… Against Watts, Blanchett, Bullock, Streep, Roberts, Kidman, Dench, Thompson??? I mean, come on. Lets stop with this crap.

1. Sandra Bullock (I think she nailed!)
2. Cate Blanchett
3. Judi Dench
4. Ema Thompson
5. Julia Roberts

For some reason, I don't think Watts and Kidman will end up on the list. I mean, what amazes us is the transformation of both, that's what we've seen from the trailer. Michelle Williams was also great as Monroe, but somehow Academy didn't care too much. Amy Adams I dislike so I can only hope she will not be on the list. Frog!


I think Shailene Woodley could be nominated for the spectacular now, I seen it today and she was incredible in it, although Jennifer Lawrence may get nominated for Serena though a doubt she will win considering she won this year.


In a year that has such a list of heavyweights you can easily count out the following people: Bejo, Delpy, Gerwig, Mara, etc. There is no room for non-majors to play a part in the race this year. The only women that stand a chance are: Blanchett, Bullock, Roberts, Watts, Adams, Thompson, Dench, Kidman and Winslet. I'm sorry, there just isn't. This is how the Oscars work. In years where underdogs or women that haven't previously been nominated became nominees the field was weak. I'll even go so far as to say that Dench and Thompson would be out of left field because they've been out of the awards game for some time and both are in films without the marketing impact that the others already have.

And let's be really honest, Blanchett has it all but locked up and everyone else can just go home. She's getting INSANE reviews for Blue Jasmine on top of the general consensus that she deserves a win as Best Actress. Unless either Adams or Watts has an equally lauded and powerful performance and the Academy sways to seeing the need to finally award one of these two women, the award belongs to Cate.


Jessica Chastain will be nominated for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. And again next year for Miss Julie and/or Interstellar. And again after that for The Zookeeper's Wife. That'll be nominations in five consecutive years. When will your faves?


Seriously guys, you guys just keep predicting performance that you haven't seen of movies haven't coming out yet, yes of course it could turn out to be fantastic but it could be a complete boring ( I have no doubt about these actresses acting skill and talent). So please predict the performance that you have seen, like Cate Blanchett, I saw it and it was great or Julie Delpy in Before Midnight so I predicting this two actress should be on the list


Almost sure these five will be the nominees
– NAOMI WATTS – DIANA (45% sure)

But these are strong contenders, too.
• Judi Dench / Philomena
• Julie Delpy / Before Midnight
• Nicole Kidman / Grace Of Monaco
• Julia Roberts / August: Osage Country
• Kate Winslet / Labor Day


I think you're underestimating Kidman.
She plays a Princess AND a Hollywood Icon (who won the Best Actress Oscar).
It seems to me that it's the kind of part the Academy wants to see Kidman play. They've never been fond of her auteur/indie works (To Die For, The Portrait Of A LAdy, Eyes Wide Shut, Dogville, Birth, Fur, Margot at the wedding, The Paperboy…) but they tend to nominate her when she has a baity part in a baity project.

Steven Kaye

Those of you who insist on including Dench in your lists – forget it. People who have seen the film have derided it and the old bag's performance.


Fuck you Harvey Winstein¡ You don't tell us Meryl is supporting ever again!
I'm campaigning Meryl as Leading ¿Who is in?


Funk you Harvey Winstein, you don't Everest tell su Meryl is supporting again!
I am campaigning Meryl as Leading. ¿Who is in?


I'm always on the outside when it comes to nominations. I feel like we focus soley on roles where the actor crys or yells or has an accent. It doesn't mean they humanize the character which in my opinion is the most important thing in deciding if the performance was good. Bombastic over subtle is how we decide and I feel like we do a disservice to the craft when we do that. My ideal nominations, as of now, would be
Emma Watson – The Bling Ring
Care Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
Bernice Bejo – The Past
Julie Delpy – Before Midnight


I think people are seriously underestimating Julia Roberts in August: Osage County. I you read the play the movie is derived from, her material and character couldn't be stronger, and Roberts herself is a fantastic actress in her own right. The fact the Meryl is going supporting helps a great deal too. My prediction would be (in alphabetical order of last name):
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
Naomi Watts (Diana)


I feel like no one writing or commenting on this post has ever seen the Oscars before.

Cate is a lock. Fine, we all agree.

Naomi is a lock. She still doesn't have an Oscar and she's going to be nominated every time she has a buzzworthy performance until she does. There's no way she won't be nominated this year.

The Academy loves Nicole. Count her in.

Emma and Judi are STRETCHES. They're beyond their prime, and having won Oscars already they're not likely to be nominated in such a contentious year.

Sandra and Julia are strong contenders because they still need to be justified by the Academy with more nominations for having two of the most regrettable Oscar wins.



1. JUDI DENCH – PHILOMENA (for the win)

I THINK THIS WOULD BE A GREAT COMPETITION FOR THE BEST ACTRESS (because Meryl was now on Supp.) But Judi Dench will by my Vote :-D


Obviously Marion Cotillard deserves be nominated with her superb and amazing performance in The Immigrant


Hey, you just can't freaking remove Godryl Streep on this list. So what if Harvey said she's to campaign for the supporting role, did the world stop in awe? It happened before in Whale Rider and The Reader, and AMPAS will still vote Streep for the lead. No one, even Harvey, can't stop Godryl from getting another Best Actress nomination or even another win. But Judi Dench still has my vote.


Oh Lord! I believed in you…but if you really think that VERA FARMIGA could be nominated for her role in The Conjuring this LIST is a JOKE!


I saw Short Term 12 recently and really feel like Brie Larson should get some type of Oscar buss for her performance. So if no Oscar nominee then at least some type of recognition for her role.


1. Meryl Streep (August: Osage County).
2. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks).
3. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine).
4. Berenice Bejo (Le passe).
5. Judi Dench (Philomena).

I would like to see Marion Cotillard there, but I think the list I present is the safest bet. Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock and Amy Adams still could be in.


1. Meryl Streep – "August: Osage County"
2. Nicole Kidman – "Grace of Monaco"
3. Cate Blanchett – "Blue Jasmine"
4. Rooney Mara – "Ain't Them Bodies Saints"
5. Naomi Watts – "Diana"

I feel like Nicole and Naomi are givens bc of Weinstein, Meryl will knock it out of the park that it'd be criminal for her not to get a nomination, Cate seems like a safe bet, and Rooney just does so brilliantly each time that I think she'll get recognized for her turn in ATBS.


The delay of "The Immigrant" premiere will hurt Marion's chances of being considered as the main contender for Best Actress. My current predictions:
1. Cate Blanchett – "Blue Jasmine"
2. Meryl Streep – "August" Osage County"
3. Amy Adams – "American Hustle"
4. Berenice Bejo – "The Past"
5. Naomi Watts – "Diana"


Blanchett is definitely the one to beat. I saw Blue Jasmine yesterday and she did a job in that role. Like Allen said, he got out of her way.


Why isn't le passé getting enough credit here? Every early review has said Berenice bejo gives a top notch performance. Sure, its a foreign language film, but so was "amour." She should be in the top 5 for sure.


I don't know why people keep thinking that Streep is a sure fire win. I havent seen the movie yet, but I have seen Cate Blanchet and she nails it. Just because you can affect your voice (Streep) which any competent stage actress can do, doesn't mean you always have an inner life. Her role in Iron Lady did not have the strongest inner life, the way Collin Firth or Daniel Day Lewis did. She is probably worthy of a nomination but stop jumping on a bandwagon. And from the trailer Julia Roberts is holding up well and looks very natural.


My top 5
1. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
2. Naomi Watts, Diana
3. Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
4. Kate Winslet, Labor Day
5. Julia Roberts. August: Osage County
I think Cate Blanchett has by far the best chance of winning. There is a chance that Naomi Watts will win because she hasn't won before, while Blanchett has (and sometimes the Academy does do that).

Lou Lou

(Daniel Day-Lewis walks up to the stage and says that he is presenting the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role… and the nominees are…

Cate Blanchett- Blue Jasmine
Berenice Bejo- The Past
Meryl Streep- August: Osage County
Emma Thompson- Saving Mrs. Banks
Naomi Watts- Diana

And the Winner is…Naomi Watts in Diana!


Kate Winslet will probably be nominated


This yearr's race is shaping up to be very heated, and it might get really ugly come December,

Although Naomi Watt's chances have taken a dip with Diana having a poor distributor and its release in september. plus, it has not been announced for any of the fall film festivals even though the film is complete and it screened multiple times earlier this year for distributors.


You know Cate Blanchett is winning this, don't you?


The category of the award is Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. If common sense shall prevail, the award should go to the actress who has given the 'subjectively' best performance. Therefore, there should not be a limit to the number of Oscars an actor can win. These things considered, Meryl should win if she gave the best performance in 2013, regardless of the Oscars she has won in the past. But then, the actors with the best performance do not always win. It's simply a matter of if the win will be acceptable.



TOP : 3

1. MERYL STREEP – AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY ( no doubt, even she won 3 times, but this is not about how many times you have won, it is about the performance, and Streep has done the greatest acting this year :-)

2. CATE BLANCHETT – BLUE JASMIN ( If meryl will not win, she has the big chance to grab the oscars, her performance is not that great but it shows the real acting. :-)

3. JUDI DENCH – PHILOMENA ( even though the film don't have yet a trailer, but i have a feelings that Dame Dench will have a heartful acting and this movie and she has a chance to win the oscars if she gave a great and wonderful performance :-)


OK time to move Cate Blanchett to number 1.


Julia Roberts for August: Osage County
Naomi Watts for Diana
Judi Dench for Philomena
Emma Thompson for Saving Mr.Banks
Julie Delpy for Before Midnight

Roberts only if Streep isn't considered for Best Actress…she might be considered Supporting. From the trailer Streep seems to be Supporting honestly.

MeMySelfAndI :-D





Blanchett needs to be moved way up.


For me, locks are Streep and Dench. Watts is almost a lock. Other contenders are Blanchett, Thompson, Bejo, Cotillard, and Delpy in that order of most likely having a chance at a Nom.


My prediction for the winner is only between these two contenders:

1. Judi Dench – Philomena (You people are forgetting that this is powered by Weinstein as well. Plus, she has only won an Oscar for Best Supporting, SHAME!)
2. Meryl Streep – August: Osage County (She's flawless in the trailer. Need I say more?)


I will update my predictions based on things i've been reading.

1 – Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine (robbed by Gwyneth Paltrow in the past and a flawless actress, really deserving)
2 – Meryl Streep – August: Osage County (amazing but has a recent victory)
3 – Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco (Powered by Weinstein and direceted by Olivier Dahan)
4 – Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant (snubbed at least for her performances in Nine and Rust in Bone, her first american leading role and also powered by Weinstein, combined to her unique talent i really hope to see her at the Oscars)
5 – Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks

In Contention:

6 – Judi Dench – Philomena
7 – Kate Winslet – Labor Day
8 – Naomi Watts – Diana
9 – Jennifer Lawrence – Serena
10 – Berenice Bejo – The Past


Finally, an oscar prediction that has Meryl Streep at the top
I am soo tired of Meryl being nominated, and then watching somebody else steal her oscar nod (eg. Sandra Bullock) If she doesn't win a 4th oscar for this, then i don't know what will.
She is just soo flawless, that i just don't understand why she is the one with 3 oscars and Katharine Hepburn is the one with 4 oscars.
Meryl always gives us something new in every performance.
I just Hope this year, its not going to be another dissapointment.
And for Naomi Watts – Please she looks nothing like DIANA, and i have the feeling the movie is going to be a Flop.


You're CRAZY to have Naomi Watts in Diana so far up and to not have Cate Blanchett in the Top 3.

Have you not been paying ANY attention? Cate Blanchett has been receiving praise from everyone. After Meryl Streep, she's the closest thing you can get to a lock at this point.


Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett I would move up. I think Labor Day looks like a pretty serious contender along the lines of Up In The Air & Juno


I love Meryl Streep and I believe she's the best actress out right now, but if she wins another Oscar, I'm going to jump off a bridge! Nominations are fine, but she can't win again. Leave a statue for someone else!

Wesley Soares





My Latest Prediction:





My Prediction:

1 – Naomi Watts – Diana
2 – Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
3 – Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
4 – Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
5 – Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco

In Contention:

6 – Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
7 – Jennifer Lawrence – Serena
8 – Berenice Bejo – The Past
9 – Kate Winslet – Labor Day
10 – Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks


The true wildcard is Serena. No one has a clue what this is going to amount to. Heck, I'm not even sure when its getting a release. I've heard the main character is very dark and without any redeeming qualities. Not the sort of thing mainstream audiences typically go for. That's the only one I'm interested in seeing. Could be brilliant or a total trainwreck depending on the writer/director.

David Glassman

I'd rule out Blanchett, I hear Blue Jasmine is not top-shelf Woody, sadly.


Naomi Watts isn't a strong contender, not since her film wouldnt get distribution for ages and then was picked up by E One of all, have you been paying attention?

Jennifer Lawrence has a better chance of getting nominated for American Hustle, in supporting.


Marion Cotillard nominated!!!!!!!!!


Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Harvey Weinstein is going to campaign hard for Nicole after the reviews at Cannes. Distributors did not want to touch "Diana." I don't think Naomi Watts will be nominated this year. Everyone adored Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine" at Cannes. Apparently, it is one of Woody Allen's greatest and a true return to form since "Match Point." I'm hearing nothing but good things in regards to Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, and Julia Roberts. The latter two are playing Oscar-bait roles.

And I do believe Meryl Streep will win, as her role as Violet Weston is the role of a lifetime. I have high hopes this will officially establish her as the greatest actress who is currently living, and has ever lived. Finally surpassing Katharine Hepburn, who remained jealous of Streep throughout her life.


Why is Marion Cotillard not in your list of "could easily be major contenders"? I really hope she gets a nod this time for The Immigrant.


Definitely hoping for Cotillard to get a deserved second nomination. She was robbed for Nine and Rust and Bone.

Michael M.

I will puke if Streep wins again. Holy fuck, a monkey could win an Academy Award at this point.



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Damn, I hope Streep doesn't get it again. Nothing against her or anything, I think she's an amazing actress but she's basically the female Daniel Day-Lewis where if you see that they're coming out with a movie that particular year, you can almost guarantee they're going to either win the Oscar or be a huge favorite to win. Come on Academy, let someone else win for a change! Also, I think Julia Roberts will probably in the Supporting Actress category.

Sadly, I think this year's Best Actress nominees are already set in stone. Streep, Watts, Bullock, Kidman, and Coltillard with Winslet, Thompson, and Lawrence being the possible spoilers. Would love to see Julie Delpy make it, but I just don't see it happening sadly.


They can not give it to streep again. but oscar give it to hepburn back to back win and after 13 years her fourth win. so she has chances to win fourth now and her performance in trailer is amazing. i have no hopes from emma thompson nomination. Her role seem obvious not special and also nicole playing grace kelly its not biopic and also grace kelly is not that difficult role but certainly oscar favourite. Naomi is locked and julia i hope she is in for nomination too. i have high hopes from marion and kate. not sandra. also jessica chastain and jennifer lawrence roles are far better then last years


Nicole Kidman, Meryl Steep, Emma Thompson, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet.

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