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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the
87th Academy Awards through February 22nd, when the winners are announced.

This is not a contest. In a year where three of the acting races are essentially set in stone, Best Actress is the most set. Julianne Moore has pretty much had this locked down since September, and there’s really no conceivable scenario that could change that.

Our prediction below. Check out our predictions in other categories here.

The Nominees:
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Will Win: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Could Win: Reese Witherspoon, “Wild” (but not really)
Should Win: Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Shoulda Been Here: Scarlett Johansson, “Under The Skin”

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why does the academy hate Michael Keating so much


I’ve seen the performances of Pike, Moore and Jones and do not possibly understand how you think Pike should win over Moore’s astounding performance.


Jennifer Aniston got ignored by yhe Academy. She was stunning in Cake.


Great to see Scarlett Johanssons’s performance in Under The Skin mentioned here. She’s never been better.


that’s a nice…


What? Rosamund Pike should win? Really? This website lost all credibility for me.


I’m in awe of Julianne Moore’s fantastic performance in Still Alice but a shocking upset from Marion Cotillard would be more than welcome. To me, Marion gave in Two Days, One Night hands down the best performance of the year, male or female. That being said, a Julianne Moore win (which is definitely going to happen) is absolutely deserving.


I felt much more emotions with Marion Cotillard’s Sandra than with Julianne Moore’s Alice.
But I love Julianne so much and Marion is coming back next year with Macbeth that I hope Julianne to win.

But if Marion Cotillard perform an upset, I will be happy hahaha.


Loving the Marion Cotillard upset come Oscar night!


I’m not sure who Will win, but I’m sure that Should win: Marion Cotillard.


I absolutely adore Julianne Moore, but is anyone open the possibility of Marion Cotillard performing an upset on Oscar night? Remember that you (Indiewire) had considered her a frontrunner just a few months ago over the summer. As "surprised" as everyone was when the Academy recognized her for Two Days, One Night, she has potential to snag the big trophy.


Jillian more hands-down


I agree with the prediction that Rosamund Pike should win for her fantastic performance in Gone Girl.

Joe Micetich

I truly do not agree with Rosamund Pike as Best Actress. While Gone Girl was a great film, it was an erratic performance and it was hard to find who the character really was. I saw Magic in the Moonlight, not a good film at all especially after Blue Jasmine. Truly unbelievable premise and relationship. I was surprised at its lameness.


Honestly I think Julianne Moore is NOT a 100% lock for the win. The fact like Marion Cotillard was nominated alone makes the race a lot more surprising than it was "supposed" to be, and the lack of Jennifer Aniston and Amy Adams (don’t get me wrong, I like them both) prove the Academy isn’t just going to give an Oscar to the most popular of the bunch. If it comes down to "should win," Rosamund Pike will win as she should. Gone Girl would have been a flop without her phenomenal performance.


Rosamund Pike deserves this award. Don’t get me wrong, julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon were wonderful, but Rosamund ‘ performance was the definition of pitch perfect acting!


The oscars is so unpredictable, id give it to cotillard


Pike should win this easily! The only reason to give the Oscar to Moore is because it’s the perfect chance for her to get it, but this is not even close her best performance in her career…Sooooooooo happy for Cotillard! Finally after been stupidly snubbed in Nine and Rust and Bone, next year i want to see her so much in Macbeth!


I’m so happy for Marion Cotillard!! So well deserved her nomination.

Elías Perry

Peter Knegt, I completely agree with you! Rosamund Pike should win the Academy Award!


Should Win: Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"

No, she should not. Julianne acts rings around her, and so do Cotillard, Witherspoon, and even Adams.


Peter Knegt is such a wanker that I am surprised he didn’t include the terrible Scarlett Johansson for Under The Skin. That seems to be of his taste.


Marion Cotillard or Mia Wasikowska. No comparison this year. Loved Julianne Moore but kept comparing her to Julie Christie in Away From Her. Now before us is the real possibility of Jennifer Anniston taking the place of one of those tour de force performances. I saw Cake – awful. If she actually wins, she can join Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon. What a joke.


I’m really glad Rosamund Pike is now credited for her performance in Gone Girl. But I think you guys are missing out with Mia Wasikowska. Her perfromance in Tracks was extradordinary. These two actresse has one thing in common the past few years. They were just underrated. Now that the former is sure getting a lock for an Oscar nod but what about the latter? Seeing all these comments not giving enough credit for Mia is just really depressing.


My final predictions:

– Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" (The Winner. Is not her best role, and the best of the movie is her performance, plus the Academy it ownes. When she was ignore for The Kids Are All Rigth, everybody knew that her next nomination would be lucky one and the time is here)
– Reese Witherspoon, "Wild" (Powerful performance and she has a great year, as a producer of ‘Gone Girl’ and Academy loves recognize the good years. BTW, we want more ‘Wilds’ and less ‘This is war’)
– Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl" (the best female performance of the year. If it wasn’t for Julianne she will be the frontrunner)
– Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything" (The Best Actress of the year. Don’t get me wrong, Rosamund had a best performance, but ‘Amy Dunne’ was made for shine, on the contrary of ‘Jane Hawking’ who was made to be just the support for Eddie Redmayne’s Stephen Hawking. And Felicity shines in a big way
– Jennifer Aniston, "Cake" (The best performance of her career, yes, but she is not better than Marion Cotillard, Anne Dorval, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tilda, but she is the gift that the academy would give to the audience, who loves Jen Aniston)

– Amy Adams (Not her best performance in Big Eyes and like Moore, no more nods until the Oscar would be sure, probably)
– Cotillard has being paying the prize of won (probably in the best female performance of the last decade) in a year that surprise almost everybody.
-Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Like Brie Larson last year, she is too unkown to get the nod, the movie is too small and the places of breakthrough brits performances are too filled with Pike and Jones)


I think it’s ridiculous that performances like that of Felicity Jones is being shut out because it isn’t as showy as any of the other performances.


My actual predictions:
1. Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night 2. Julianne Moore – Still Alice 3. Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl 4. Reese Witherspoon – Wild 5. Jennifer Aniston – Cake

But I would love to see Reese snubed and Felicity nominated.

jim fouratt

Sad but the best performance of the year Jessica Chastian in Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie was hardly seen by the voters .. and a whole lot of critics ….That said Moore brought such humanity to a horrendous , do not want to talk about it subject she is also deserving .


Jennifer Aniston doesn’t deserve to be nominated and you know it.

annette delos reyes

this time jennifer aniston acted so natunarally and a superior acting in CAKE,goodluck ms aniston.


I know everybody is saying that julianne moore is the frontrunner to win the best actress oscar but I’m not so sure I agree. Yes she gives a strong performance in Still Alice but having now seen The Theory of Everything, Felicity Jones performance is just as strong(maybe even better than Julianne) and Rosamund Pike also gives an equally strong performance in Gone Girl so I honestly think the category is wide open in terms of who will win once the nominations are announced.




Although Julianne Moore gives a strong performance in "Still Alice," Reese Witherspoon gives the most powerful female performance of the year in "Wild."


Rosamund Pike was amazing in Gone Girl!! I think she deserves it most to win this year!


Juliette binoche for godzilla? Her scenes in the movie were stunning


Seems like the 5 nominees are pretty much settled, though i hope it’s Cotillard instead of Aniston.


Amy Adams’ brilliant portrayal of Margaret Keane in Big Eyes is deserving of an Oscar win.


Gugu is an extreme dark horse. Amy Adams should be much higher up.

Marc t

Completely overlooked is Angelina Jolie in Maleficent. Ask yourself this: could anyone else have played that role so effectively in what was a top five worldwide grossing movie? No respect.


Cotillard isn’t good in Nolan’s movies really, but, yes, she has a considerable amount of great performances so far as well. She’s among the best working today. Her performance in both 2D1N and The Immigrant are oscar-worthy, and I hope she gets this nomination (also in compensation of her unfair snubs for Nine and Rust & Bone). However, for me, Pike’s one is practicly unreacheable this year; I just watched Maps to the Stars and occured to me that maybe Moore is a little overated, I haven’t seen Still Alice yet, but at least at Cronenberg’s movie, her overacting is overshadowed by Wasikowska’s subtler performance. I like her and think she deserves an oscar – and did for The Hours – but I feel that other contenders this time may deserve it more. I can be wrong, but, in fact, she didn’t sweep the awards a la Blanchett last year as many thought she would. About Cotillard again, the problems with the realease date of 2D1N and the voting splitting with herself that is possible to happen may harm her.

Jan Coleman

I really liked Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks


If Marion Cotillard is the greatest female actor of all time why doesn’t she act good? She was terrible in Dark Knight Rises as Talia Al Guhl. She was brutal in Inception. And The Immigrant was terrible. The only film I’ve seen in which she is any good in is Rust and Bone (disclaimer: I have not seen La Vie En Rose). Still I can think of many actresses who are better. Streep is better, Amy Adams is better, Cate Blanchette, even Kate Winslet is better than her. Does she have talent? Absolutely. Is she a top 5 or even top 10 actress working today? No way.


Just saw Two Days, One Night. It is FAR from oscar-worthy. Just another piece of self-indulgent, pretentious nonsense from the Dardennes Brothers. Marion Cotillard is decent in it, but it is not the best female performance of the year. That would be Rosamund Pike. Either way, the oscars will reward Julianne Moore as their compensation. Is she good in Still Alice? Yes, very good. But the movie is so TV movie that it offends me it is even being discussed in this competition. Sigh. More oscar-bait nonsense. The best Top 5 anyone can hope for would be Rosamund, Felicity, Amy, Julianne and Reese.
PS Stergios you legitmately write the exact same comments on every message board, almost verbatim. We get it, you think Marion Cotillard is the greatest actress ever, stop lecturing us about it.



Marion Cotillard’s performance in Two Days One Night is not a good performance, it’s a monumental one.
Her performance is subtle, it’s almost all in her body language in her eyes and she says so much by saying nothing that after seeing the film you realise how phenomenal she is.


I saw Two Days One Night. It’s a good performance by Marion Cotillard. However, to say it is the best performance by any male or female actor this year is complete BS. Moore is fantastic in Still Alice and I rather enjoyed Reese Witherspoon’s performance in Wild. I think there are several better make performances than that of Cotillard. Eddie Redmayne (who I think should win best actor) was incredible in Theory of Everything. Hell, even Miles Tellers performance in Whiplash isn’t getting the attention it deserves. All film is subjective, but to say Marion Cotillard’s very good acting in Two Days One Night is the best performance by any male or female this year is absurd. My prediction for this category would be: Julliane Moore, Resse Witherspoon, Felicity Jones, Roseamund Pike and Hilary Swank considering the academy loves Swank. Moore will win.


Critics are raving about Gena Rowlands in the fun and inspiring "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks", great performance in a good movie, very popular actress and considered well overdue, the nomination would be a career achievement nod as well, more than a dark horse, definitely a viable contender for the 4th or 5th opening.


Jennifer Aniston- Cake
Julian Moore – Still Alice
Hillary Swank- Homesman

Yeah! Those are my Top 3 contenders :-D


If Jennifer Aniston gets nominated for an Oscar, the Golden Globes might as well merge with the Academy Awards.


Seriously, will anyone remember Jennifer Aniston’s performance in a year (in case she gets a nod)? Cotillard, once again, delivered one of the best performances of the year. My dream nominations would be Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore (for "Maps to the stars", though), Cotillard, Rosamund Pike and Mia Wasikowska in "Tracks". Obviously, Johansson and Wasikowska have zero chances so, I can only hope that the Academy doesn’t continue to embarrass themselves by once again nominating (according to trailers, critics and clips) a completely average performance in a below-average movie only because it’s the actor’s first dramatic role (and because some people like her as a person).


God, some people here need to accept that not everybody thinks that Marion Cotillard is the best actress ever. She’s good, yes.


Anne Dorval – I hope the late eligibility changes with Mommy don’t hurt her chances! She belongs right up there with Julianne


Sorry, forgot this is about Best Actress. Anistin will get in, might be the dark horse to win. If not, expect Moore to get it.


"Similarly Jake G will win."

Sorry to break it to you bud, but not gonna happen. He’ll be lucky to even be nominated. Nightcrawer is just not the type of film that the Academy goes for.

Patrick Thomason

Same as my mom !

Beth Thomason

I think Angelina Jolie, "Maleficent", helen Mirren, " The One Hundred Foot Journey", or Meryl Steep, "The Giver"

Aydin Tozeren

Amazing ignorance from Peter Kneght. Jennifer Aniston is a shoe in, I guess Peter didn’t eve bother to look at the trailers of CAKE and Silent Alice. JM is always the same in each and every movie, crying laughing like crying extreme depression, alcohol etc. And the movie is not only elitist (all columbia U people) but a disease movie, of a real rare disease. Laughable if she gets an oscar for this. Aniston in Cake has everything relevant to today plus she is charming as always, which counts for something. Just seeing how SAG and GG went, I predict she will be nominated. And predicting she will win. She’s got an amazing acting resume and this last one is unique. The others are fillers. Similarly Jake G will win. JM might be winning GG for comedy/musical category.

Paolo NOTini

Sufragette is Sept 2015. Big Eyes is very good, not groundbreaking. As for Rachel, Quvenzhané and Emma – just lol.

Julianne – Still Alice
Marion – Two Days, One Night
Rosamund – Gone Girl
Felicity – The Theory of Everything
Hilary or Jennifer A


Tilda Swinton was never in this conversation for best actress but I appreciate Indiewire’s obsession with Only Lovers


I just saw Mockingjay and HOLY SH*T NOMINATE LAWRENCE. Or Hutcherson, Clafin, or Hoffman in Supporting Actor.

Christian Ollier

I think that the next nominees for best actress will be:

Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike- Gone Girl
Reese Whitherspoon – Wild
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night

Li Rosa

Julliane, Rosamund, Felicity, Marion, and I am still prayin for Jessica Chastain for anyone of her movies (here and as a supporting). I don’t care that much about Reese, but there’s at least 5 better actress before Janniston!!

Amy Martin

Jennifer Aniston,.


Marion Cotillard should be nominated every year.She deserves another Oscar.The Academy is not always fair.

mary thoidou

Marion cotillard should be nominated every year.She deserves another Oscar.The academy is not always fair.


The otherworldly Marion Cotillard keeps on sweeping the awards season so far with her incomparable performance in Two Days, One Night and from the bottom of my heart, I wish she will keep on doing that, even if I still highly doubt that (Julianne Moore is the clear frontrunner). There’s no question though in regards to which is the best female performance of the year and that’s what really matters. Cotillard practically rewrites the rules of acting through her already legendary performance as Sandra Bya in Two Days, One Night. "You put up a good fight Sandra" (anyone who saw the film will understand what I’m saying).

Maria Manuela

If both Jessica Chastain and Meryl Streep were to be nominated it would be in the best suporting actress category. Emma stone in magic in the moonlight was hardly memorable enough to be considered, but i’m rooting for her to get a slot in the supporting actress category for Birdman. Julianne Moore is most certainly gonna win this year. ‘Bout time, the woman is phenomenal!


I think Marion Cotillard is the dark horse in this race, if she keeps winning critics awards she could very well end up winning over julianne moore


Jennifer Lawrence?


It really is time for Julianne Moore to win. The actress has given some phenomenal performances that have gone highly underappreciated. I would vouch for Jennifer Aniston as the fifth nominee, more from a symbolic perspective.

Leni Smith

My predictions: Julianne Moore(Still ALice), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Felicity Jones (Theory of everything), Reese Witherspoon (wild), and for the fifth spot I would love to see Jennifer Aniston in Cake!!

Dream nominee: Jenny Slate (obvious child)

And no offense but the fact that Shailene Woodley is being considered for the fault in our stars( don’t get me wrong I think she is super talented and loved her in the descendants) kinda makes this years best actress race look weak. Just my opinion don’t scold me for it :)

Leni Smith

Where is the praise for Jenny Slate in Obvious Child? Yes it can be considered a comedy but she was fantastic in the movie! Academy is known for over looking comedic performances. No less great work!!


Anne Dorval deserved to get a nomination. She’s awesome in Mommy!


Essie Davis in The Babadook was amazing too. Would be unreal if she got nominated


The perfect top five would be : 1 – Jennifer Aniston in Cake. 2 – Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night (or The Immigrant). 3 – Anne Dorval in Mommy. 4 – Julianne Moore in Still Alice. 5 – Hilary Swank in The Homesman.


Aniston seems well placed to get a nod !


I would put Pike above Jones. Other than that this list is pretty much spot on.


Nominees will probably be :
1 – Jennifer Aniston for Cake.
2 – Felicity Jones for Theory of Everything.
3 – Julianne Moore for Still Alice.
4 – Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl.
5 – Reese Witherspoon for Wild. (sadly)


God, Pedro, I love, LOVE your Top-5! Yes! NO Reese Witherspoon and NO Jennifer Aniston, YES to all of the others incredible actresses and their awe-inspiring performances this year! Please, Academy voters, bring those groundbreaking talents for their towering work in front and snub Oscar vehicle turns by limited actors! That always feels great! Honesty, Pedro, if your Top-5 turns out to be The Oscars’ Top-5 we will all be able to talk about one of the greatest Top-5s in the history of The Academy Awards.


The real 2014’s top five:
1 – Julianne Moore – Still Alice
2 – Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
3 – Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
4 – Felicity Jones – Theory of Everything
5 – Hilary Swank – The Homesman

NO Reese Witherspoon and NO Jennifer Aniston please.

Al Parra

It is way too annoying that people are looking over Shailene Woodley’s Oscar NOMINATION-worthy performance in TFIOS. "Oscar voters will look over teen movies". OH, STOP BEING BIAS. That performance was fantastic enough to get recognition, in spite of the fact that the role was a tad one-note, but a lot of the emotions of a real good actor were definitely shown. On another note, I’m heartbroken to hear that Amy Adams’s performance in "Big Eyes" wasn’t all what is what hyped up to be even before Oscar season began. I still hope she gets recognized though. I still need to see all the other performances to make legit predictions, but judging by what the critics’ are saying, you should already form a "Locks" category and include Felicity Jones & Julianne Moore in there.


Rafael, I just love your comment: "…it’d be a crime not to give Marion a nomination this year. Seven years is way too long for an actress putting out consistent, brilliant performances."


…not to mention Her.


I’m all for Scarlett jumping back on the acclaim train again, but Under the Skin didn’t showcase her potential whatsoever. I’m still bitter about her performance in Lost and Translation snub a hundred years ago and more recently Vicky Cristina Barcelona.


Shailene Woodley definitely deserves it, she was a marvel in The Fault In Our Stars


The Oscars being so much about being "due," it’d be a crime not to give Marion a nomination this year. Seven years is way too long for an actress putting out consistent, brilliant performances.


How about Jennifer Lawrence for Hunger Games? It’s traditional to nominate for Oscar-bait drama, but a great performance in a tentpole franchise might bump her into contention.


Way to forget about Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin


Everybody forgets Anne Dorval in Mommy but she’d deserve to be nominated. Marion Cotillard shoud also get a nod, she’s amazing in The Immigrant or Two Days, One Night. It would be fun to see Aniston gets a nomination too. Reese Witherspoon is simply the joke of the year.


This competition is between Hillary Swank (Homesman) , Amy Adams (Big Eyes) , Jennifer Aniston (Cake), Julian Moore (Still Alice), Emily Blunt (Into the Woods) and Mia Wasikowska (Tracks).


I’m not kidding myself that she’ll actually make it into the fifth slot, but Anne Dorval maybe deserves to be mentioned in bottom half of these dark horses. Yes, it’s in French, but her turn in Mommy is the kind of performance that would definitely get the Academy’s attention if a Hollywood A-lister had the part.


You forgot Anne Dorval from Mommy, everyone said that Julianne Moore stole her the best actress price (at Cannes) . She is excellent and her performance is to the level of Marion Cotillard ehen she won for Edith Piaf.


I Think the role of Meryl Streep for the movie Into The Woods is a lead role. I Think she should be on the list.. and Emily Blunt is in the supporting role.


I’m a very big fan of Marion Cotillard and is just ridiculous to see one of our great actresses being snubbed. She is an example for every actor, her performance in The Immigrant shows that she can be amazing in english. And her performance in Two Days, One Night is something monumental, poetic.
I really hope her to repeat at least the same sucess of Rust and Bone, when only the Oscars have snubbed her.
Her performance as Sandra, for me, is her best performance since La Vie En Rose.


XAS, I think that anyone with a brain and the slightest bit of knowledge about the Oscars knows that it is unlikely Marion Cotillard will grab a second Oscar nomination for either a foreign-language working class film ("Two Days, One Night") or an arthouse period drama that was released and dumped by The Weinstein Company back in May ("The Immigrant"). However, after giving the two greatest female performances of the year in the aforementioned masterpieces (both of them) which should definitely be put among the 10 greatest female performances of all time she really deserves the praise she gets from critics, fans, directors, actors / actresses, etc. around the world. I was watching the brilliant Jessica Chastain in an interview the other day promoting "Interstellar" and raving about Marion Cotillard’s work this year, adding that she should get every great role. Marion Cotillard is insanely talented and without a hint of a doubt the greatest actress of all time. If she doesn’t get not even a nomination this year at the Oscars, there will be an uproar. But that doesn’t mean she will. As I’ve told before, her chances are slim but improving. I really hope she could be preferred against an actress as limited as Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Aniston this year.


All of you Cotillard’s crazy fans -Including stergios-, better preparing for the full dissapointment this season. She returned to France, maybe throwing the towel for campaigning. Not surprising considering Sundance Selects/IFC is busy with "Boyhood". People, these are the Oscars, don’t take the frustations to levels of crazyness.


Adams and Blunt, really? Woodley in The Fault In Our Stars better than Cotillard in Two Days, One Night? Don’t agree AT ALL. For me, the top 5 is: Moore, Pike, Jones, Witherpoon and Cotillard.


And then Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche will be forgotten again. Stupid prize


I think you are snubbing your Highness Meryl Streep for Sufragette. She will get double nom as Leading for Sufragette and Supporting for Into the Woods. Don’t underestimate her in Sufragette, remeter that her two Oscars as Leading are for playing a non-American,with foreign accent included. I would love to see Marion Cotillard there because that would rase the bar, Julianne Moore is a lock. I think Amy Adams could be there. Reese looks very probable and Cate Blanchett could be here again. Maybeothers Rosemund and there are no more contenders rigor now.

Michele Hunt

I have not seen all of these movies but I did see Magic In The Moonlight and I don’t think Emma Stone’s performance was notable.


I’ve just read that Carmen Ejogo will be submitted as Best Actress for ‘Selma’. Is that true?


Your top 5 is my exact lineup as well and seem’s pretty spot on.


angelina jolie as malificent is sensational


So let me get that straight. Marion Cotillard’s tour de force of a performance in "The Immigrant" is completely shut out of the top 15 female performances vying for a Best Leading Actress Award while Reese Witherspoon’s work in "Wild" stands at this point at #2? While Jennifer Aniston’s performance in "Cake" is at the 10th place? So let me put that straight. Marion Cotillard’s performance in James Gray’s film has to earn her another Oscar win no matter what. It’s the kind of a performance that deserves to be pit among the greatest acting ever put on screen. The same goes for her awe-inspiring work in "Two Days, One Night". Oh my God, she’s the greatest actress of all time and she has yet to receive a second Oscar nomination!!! This is really ridiculous. She’s simply mesmerizing in both films this year and I’d be glad to watch her win for either of them. She totally deserves it for both. You won’t find a stronger screen presence than hers in the history of mankind. Please, give her the Oscar this year!!! Or at least a second Oscar nomination!!! She’s so ridiculously overdue for both of them!!!


Marion Cotillard has to earn this year at least a nomination for her almost unbearably powerful work in "Two Days, One Night". You won’ going to find a better performance this year, male or female, in any film, trust me. And Jessica Chastain’s tour de force in "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" should be acknowledged from Academy voters as well at least with a nomination.


I really hope Anne Dorval and Jessica Chastain will get a nod! What performances !

Scott Stanley

Essie Davis in "The Babadook" truly deserves a nomination. Best performance this year hands down. Too bad she wont even get a mention.


Xavier Dolan’s Mommy is probably one of the best movies this year. Anne Dorval deserves to be nominated (and more !) and I saw she was on the run ! Go Canada.


Marion gives her best performance since la vie en rose.She has to be nominated!


Anne Dorval seems to be a new contender !


According to Variety, Anne Dorval gave the best performance of the year. What I wrote here.


And What about Anne dorval for "Mommy" ?


Essie Davis from the Babadook!


Hey Murphy, thanks for the news that Marion is ok, I guess I shouldn’t worry anymore. Here’s what, I really think that instead of trolling you could give a watch to her tremendous work and if you have enough logic and knowledge of both the art of film and acting you may appreciate it. By the way, the fact that she’s foreign is a burden in regards to winning an Oscar more than once and even the least interested in the Academy Awards know that. By choosing to star in demanding European working class dramas like "Rust and bone" and "Two Days, One Night" and arthouse dramas like the masterful "The Immigrant", Marion Cotillard has built quite a reputation for being an actress who goes after extremely challenging roles and projects and not some kind of Hollywood starlet with an indisputable talent but also indisputable acting limitations, evident in their strongest work (like Reese Witherspoon or Halle Berry). Plus, I don’t know how familiar you are with foreign cinema, but you should give it a try, as well. Oh, did I forget thanks you enough for the news that Marion is ok? Thanks again, really appreciate it.


Hey Stergios! Have you heard of Marion Cotillard? I’ve heard rumors that she’s okay, but really only gets awards because she’s foreign. What do you think?


My early prediction:

1. Julian Moore – Still Alice
2. Amy Adams – Big Eyes
3. Hilary Swank – Homesman
4. Scarlette Johansson – Lucy
5. Emily Blunt – Into The Woods or Reese Witherspoon -Wild



What about Mia Wasikowska in Tracks ?


Marion was beautiful in Two days One night! She deserves the nomination. Can’t wait to see Still Alice too


Actresses like Marion Cotillard make you thankful that movies exist. She’s such an exceptional actress, easily the greatest of all time and it’s almost inconceivable she hasn’t scored a second Oscar nomination yet (!!!), while actresses as limited as Reese Witherspoon prepare themselves for a second nomination this year. If she’s going to be snubbed relentlessly once again from the Academy for the marvel of a performance she so gracefully offers through Dardennes’ latest masterpiece "Two Days, One Night", there’s no point of having a Best Leading Actress category at the 2015 Oscars. Any Best Actress list would look empty without Cotillard’s otherworldly performance as Sandra who has to fight against depression and the possibility of losing her job at the same time. What she does there, it’s almost impossible for an actor to do so. She loses herself so completely into her role that it ends up almost terrifying. It’s a crime, CRIME to leave THE BEST ACTRESS OF ALL TIME nomination-less since her win back in 2008 (the most deserving win ever by the way at the Oscars for an actor, male or female). Give her this Oscar already or at least a nomination? How can she stand in ninth place? How is that possible? Oscars have to acknowledge her monumental work this time. She was robbed not only of a nomination but also a win for "Nine", as well as "Inception", as well as "Midnight in Paris", as well as "Rust and bone", as well as… It goes on and on and ON. Give her the Oscar. Give it to her. It’s hers. There’s no actress (even if it’s the brilliant Julianne Moore or the marvellous Rosamund Pike that we’re talking about) that should get the Oscar instead of the incomparable Marion Cotillard this year. Give her the Oscar. Give her the Oscar. Give her the Oscar already!!!


My dream predictions: Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, Rosamund Pike, Marion Cotillard and Felicity Jones.


Chastain, Jones, Moore, Pike, Witherspoon


Jennifer Lawrence for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1"


I predict, 1. Julianne Moore 2. Reese Witherspoon 3. Amy Adams 4. Felicity Jones 5. Jessica Chastain . Indiewire are you guys putting in Gone Girl just because its David Fincher? It was a really awful film, either as a thriller or a farce/ parody. Poorly directed, acted and just disappointing all around. The music was alright i suppose. :p


I finally saw Mommy. I changed my mind. The best female performance of the year is given by Anne Dorval. Stunning. Astonishing. Goddamn good.


Anne Hathaway from ‘Interstellar’ could surprise


I just saw "Maps to the stars" and I’m just speechless with the one-of-a-kind performance of the reliably brilliant Julianne Moore. Jesus Christ, that’s way beyond Oscar-worthy, this is acting for the ages. As Havana Segrand, she gives a truly magnificent, wild, raw, insanely brilliant performance that should definitely be ranked among the best work of her career. Wow! Really, really wow. How much I would love to watch her at least being nominated for an Oscar for her virtuoso performance in Cronenberg’s film. With her, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Amy Adams and Hilary Swank, the perfect Top-5 would be ready. How I wish these acting powerhouses end up creating the real Top-5 and actresses as LIMITED as Reese Witherspoon are totally left out. I could definitely switch Swank with the marvellous Rosamund Pike for her astonishing turn in "Gone Girl", but I have a feeling Pike might end up in the supporting category and if that happens (which is a shame, I know), I really don’t see how she could loose. But if Pike will go lead, I switch her already with Swank (who, by the way, is incredible in "The Homesman" and totally worthy of a nomination). On any occasion, watching so much talent is great. How I wish an actress nowhere as talented like Witherspoon ends up being the Oprah Winfrey for "Lee Daniels’ The Butler" this year. Rave reviews, early frontrunner, numerous nominations and awards, even in big movie events like Golden Globes and Sag Awards (though this feels disgusting in a year of so many great female performances from extraordinary actresses, not just good like Witherspoon)and not even a nomination at the Oscars. As I’ve said before, I have really nothing against Witherspoon, she’s talented and likable and all that but she has so many obvious limitations in acting that it’s more than evident even in her best work. If she didn’t have the star status she has, she could easily end up even nomination-less for her (very good) performance in "Walk the line". But there’s a HUGE, like really HUGE difference between good/very good work and OUTSTANDING WORK, WORTHY OF AN OSCAR NOMINATION/WIN. That was definitely not the case with any Witherspoon performance thus far and I say that having seen almost her whole filmography. It’s really hard to imagine how in the world she’s the frontrunner and the astonishing Marion Cotillard still struggles to score a second nomination. That’s really disheartening.


What about Angelina Jolie in Maleficent? Come on..critic and moviegoers single out her name for praise..she was magnificent there she deserve an oscar.. im just sick for those drama movies out there


Seriously, you can remove "unless she goes supporting" right now because Felicity Jones is lead in The Theory Of Everything and it’s confirmed that she will be campaigned in leading role.

Juha Tapani

Rosamund Pike all the way…She gave the best performance since Ellen Burstyn in "Requim…" I really do hope she wins…


Hey I’ve just seen Rosamund in Gone Girl and Marion in Two Days, One Night.
Oh my God, Rosamund Pike is incredible, she deserves a nomination and even a win. About Marion, Jesus…this woman is a force of nature, her performance in Two Days, One Night is something so beautiful, astonishing…she is really a genius. Marion’s performance doesn’t need(it is Oscar-Worthy, but is better be remembered as something poetic) to win any award, but at least nominations she must have, it’s a performance that must be seen.


What about Melissa McCarthy in St.Vincent?


Mia Wasikowska should have a chance at Best Actress but life is cruel so probably not.


What about jennifer lawrence?!




Please, Oscars, please, leave the Oscar-bait bullshit that help actresses as limited as Reese Witherspoon make it to the top-5 for "Wild") and whatever politics aside and stop playing it safe. Marion Cotillard has still not scored even a second nomination. This is something that should change as soon as possible. If not, the Oscars will keep on loosing its respect from people who despite all that love them (including me). I mean, for Christ’s sake, how can the Academy Of Motion Pictures snub a performance like Cotillard’s in "Two Days, One Night", a performance for the ages, a performance of such startling power? Just give Marion Cotillard her second Oscar already! She more than deserves it.


Have you seen Clouds of Sils Maria and Binoche’s work? And Pike is a definite. What is up with the actress grousing when there are already a bunch of really great female lead performances??


Dude… If your overall point were that compelling, you wouldn’t need to repeat it nearly as many times as you have. Even so, I’m sure Marion sure appreciates you acting as an awards crusader on her behalf HAHAHA! That being said, a) you should probably learn about how the Academy works, and how and why they focus on the films/performers that they do — it’s clear you don’t really know. But aside from that fact, you DO realize that you should probably check past facts before making claims, right? Reese Witherspoon has only been nominated for an Oscar once, which she won, same as Cotillard. And Sandra Bullock has merely one more nomination after HER win for "The Blind Side." So what ridiculous amount of recognition for them over Cotillard you’re attempting to speak of is completely non-existent.


Where is Gugu Mbatha-Raw for Belle!?


I know it hasn’t been released yet, but if it’s out in time what about Nicole Kidman for Queen of the Desert?


I just saw "Gone Girl" and I really think that mere words cannot do justice to the film’s brilliance as well as Rosamund Pike’s shocking brilliance in the role of Amy. She’s simply spectacular and she should definitely get a nomination. Actually, she deserves a win and I’d be happy to see her grab a much deserved award. Yet again, supporting category suits her better.


Felicity Jones…. is definitely NOT supporting. This film is about her as much as it is about Hawking – if she does go supporting, this would be the worst case of category fraud I have witnessed in film.

Tyler Smith

My list goes like this: 1. Julianne Mooore for Still Alice. 2. Amy Adams Big Eyes 3. Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year or Eleanor Rigby 4. Meryl Streep – Into the Woods 5. Reese Witherspoon – Wild (When is Cate Blanchett’s Carol coming out, I heard she was fantastic and she may get nominated) Rosamund Pike does not deserve to get nominated for leading but for supporting instead.


@HEY STERGIOS– You are the one who’s literally insane and lay of the drugs. Loving the art of cinema, admiring a tremendous actress like Marion Cotillard who keeps on getting snubbed by the Academy since winning her much deserved Oscar in 2008 for "La vie en rose" and wanting to spread awareness of her talent in times where all the Bullocks and Witherspoons of the world are preferred is pretty sad and laughable at the same time. I’m really pissed at the Academy for leaving her nomination-less in the last six years of her giving the one phenomenal performance after the other (I mean, performances like the ones she gave in "Nine" and "Rust and bone" deserve to be considered among the greatest acting of all time). And trust me, idiot, even if I made a million more comments, I highly doubt, as I’ve written before, that the Academy won’t keep snubbing her. She just gave two performances for the ages this year in "The Immigrant" and "Two Days, One Night", the one being an arthouse film with a May release that only a few people saw and the other a foreign language film / social commentary from Dardennes. Yes, I really, really don’t think she’ll get a nomination. Still spreading awareness for the work of a brilliant artist like her might get this work more familiar with a much bigger audience. Of course, I mean people with common sense and love for the art on the whole, not morons like you. I really hope you have left at least some brain cells in your head that aren’t burnt by now.


–SHUT THE F*CK UP! Or would you prefer to make a million more comments that you suck off Marion Cotillard in and claim that she’s the greatest actress of all-time, and how SHE should win an Oscar this year… I only ask because I don’t think you made it clear enough the first million f*cking times you said it. You’re literally insane… Lay of the drugs.


I can’t even imagine a Best Actress Nominations List for 2015 without Marion Cotillard for "Two Days, One Night" and Jessica Chastain for "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her". It will be a scandal if they won’t get at least a nomination each.


Hilary Swank should be first in the ranking
Amy Adams will not get a nomination
Meryl Streep will get a nomination for supporting actress
  Shailene Woodley never will be nominated


Is it so hard for anyone to get that Reese Witherspoon shouldn’t have a place on a list like this? On no occasion should an actress as limited as her being even nominated next to actresses like Julianne Moore and hopefully Marion Cotillard. It’s insulting for every tremendous actress that will be nominated as Best Actress in 2015 to have Reese Witherspoon next to her. Insulting!


Reese Witherspoon? for what exactly?


amy adams. everyone knows that she’s perfect , and should have won the oscar for american hustle , and now , big eyes . she did a wonderful performance .


Julianne Moore is definitely a lock, she has 2 strong performances, she could get double nominee this year! Reese Witherspoon is probably get nominated too, I believe the 3 spot it will be Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl, the 4 possibly Hilary Swank for The Homesman and the 5 if the movie get distribution Jennifer Aniston for Cake!!!


What about Anne Dorval for MOMMY? Do you think she could be a wildcard?


Felicity Jones is definitely lead – no idea why that parenthesis if she goes supporting is even mentioned. Category Fraud happens, but I’ve seen this film at TIFF and putting her supporting is just laughable and pushing it. Focus Features even debating about her category placement is hilarious to begin with. She won’t be bought in supporting for sure. If she is, then this will be the worst crime of category fraud in history.


I mean I literally couldn’t agree more with Pedro. Marion Cotillard is such a monumental talent that replacing her with an actress like Reese Witherspoon is laughable to say the least. None-the-less, I think Tom is right. Unfortunately, her chances of winning an Oscar for her tremendous, again TREMENDOUS performance in "Two Days, One Night" are unlikely since she was robbed for a third year on a row at Cannes Film Festival. At least, we can hope for a nomination. I mean, seriously, if she’s not going to get at least a nomination for her LEGENDARY performance, I think I really don’t have a reason to truly care about the Best Actress race at the 2015 Oscars. Marion Cotillard’s performance as the depressed Sandra is so remarkable that you forget you’re watching a performance. It’s so masterly, so eerily believable that you feel you’ve never seen anything like that before. Because you couldn’t possibly have. It’s a performance for the ages, it’s acting at its best, it’s a truly monumental achievement with capital M. It’s one of the greatest performances ever captured on film. I wish Academy voters could see that the fact that it’s a foreign language film we’re talking about should at no occasion go against her, since we’re talking for a film and a performance of that caliber and give her a more than deserved second Oscar. Any other actress winning at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony feels like a joke. A really bad one.


Patricia Arquette – Boyhood?


It’s so so absurd to see a monumental talent like Marion Cotillard being ignored in order to have a normal actress like Reese Witherspoon in the place.


Uhh Emily Blunt has been nominated.


If Marion Cotillard couldn’t bag the Best Actress award at Cannes this year, she certainly won’t do so at the Oscars. That would surprise me tremendously.


I wish Marion Cotillard will finally get her much deserved second Oscar for her incredible work this year.


Maybe someone should cut your fingers Miky in order to prevent you from writing whatever bullshit comes to your head. Not only you’re totally boring, you’re also clearly too immature to understand what real acting means. And Marion Cotillard, she’s just the best in it. She should absolutely sweep all the awards this season for her towering work.


What about Jessica Chastain in Miss Julie??? She’s going to be in A Most Violent Year, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Interstellar, and Miss Julie, all before the oscars. The academy will DEFINITELY give her a nod.


Can someone cut Stergios’s fingers ?
He’s boring with Marion Cotillard.


Anne Hathaway for Interstellar


Shailene Woodley? really she is awful and that movie sucks!


Marion Cotillard should sweep all the awards this season with "Two Days, One Night". It’s ridiculous even to think of any other female performance win any major Lead Actress Award instead of Cotillard’s phenomenal work as Sandra in the brilliant Dardennes’ latest film.


Marion Cotillard for Two Days One Night must be considered higher in the ranking.


1. Amy Adams (Big Eyes)
2. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
3. Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)
4. Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
5. Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
6. Jessica Chastain (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby)
7. Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
8. Marion Cotiilard (Two Days, One Night)
9. Hilary Swank (The Homesman)
10. Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars)
11. Helen Mirren (The Hundred-Foot Journey)
12. Maggie Smith (My Old Lady)
13. Anne Dorval (Mommy)
14. Jennifer Aniston (Cake)
15. Naomi Watts (While We’re Young)
16. Nicole Kidman (Queen of the Desert)
17. Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)
18. Juliette Binoche (Clouds of Sils Maria)
19. Kate Winslet (A Little Chaos)
20. Mia Wasikowska (Tracks)


I don’t know if this will end up be the Top-5 of the actresses who will be nominated for Best Actress at the 87th Academy Awards but this is at this point the Top-5 at this point I’d easily say that I’d love to see:
1) Marion Cotillard for "Two Days, One Night"
2) Amy Adams for "Her"
3) Jessica Chastain for "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her"
4) Julianne Moore for "Still Alice"
5) Hilary Swank for "The Homesman"

I mean this Top-5 feels so amazing at this point to me, like literally amazing. I’m 200% percent sure that my first choice will remain my absolute first choice. I highly and I mean HIGHLY doubt any female performance this year could top what Marion Cotillard did in "Two Days, One Night". I’ll be pleasantly surprised of course if it happens. On any occasion, though, I really think Marion Cotillard should be at least nominated this time for a Leading Oscar. I mean, she HAS at least to be nominated. Her performance is game-changing in "Two Days, One Night". It’s an already legendary tour de force.

Huyling Sar

What about Kristen Stewart??? I believe that Camp X-Ray really gives her sth to go to tge Oscar!


Best Actress
1. Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
2. Felicity Jones, "Theory of Everything"
3. Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"
4. Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night"
5. Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"


I hope Jennifer Lawrence grabs another Oscar nomination for "Serena". Judging from the trailer, she seems absolutely INCREDIBLE once again.

Daniel Delago

You’ll be hearing about Reese Witherspoon this award season. Her two films that premiered at TIFF ‘The Good Lie’ and ‘Wild’ both garnered her standing ovations.


JLAW for Serena


I’m guessing either amy adams or julianne moore will win both are very overdue and julianne moore has gotten great reviews for Still Alice still waiting to see how adams does in Big Eyes


Give this Oscar to Marion Cotillard! She’s simply fantastic in "Two Days, One Night". I couldn’t be more of a fan of her phenomenal work. Hope she doesn’t get snubbed again. I know many people who are in shock when hearing for the first time that she hasn’t even been nominated for "Rust and bone". I mean, really, there’s space for a talented yet limited actress like Witherspoon but a tremendously talented actress like Cotillard is getting snubbed again and again? That’s just disheartening. Give her a second Oscar already! She’s the only one deserving that Oscar that much. Or at least choose someone like Adams, Chastain, Watts, Williams… Can’t watch the Witherspoons and Bullocks of this world winning and all of those ladies without an Oscar. It’s really hard.


Guava, I really agree with you and hope you’re right. She’s more than worthy of a win. Such a great actress. I’m 100% she’ll be terrific in "Big Eyes" again. Personally, I root for the incredible Marion Cotillard in "Two Days, One Night" (for which I see she has much more of a chance than for "The Immigrant" and deservedely though she’s worthy of an Oscar win to say the least for both), but I’d love to watch Amy Adams win. Actresses like Marion Cotillard, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, well, they deserve at least five Oscars each. But someone like Witherspoon who gets Oscar buzz again for "Wild"? Hell no! Being a megastar with some talent in acting but also some acting limitations and being a great actor, always worthy of praise and Oscar buzz like the brilliant aforementioned ladies is something completely different. I’m watching Reese Witherspoon in the first place of the predictions and I’m feeling like I need to throw up or something.


If Big Eyes is even somewhat good, I think Amy Adams will win.


Put Juliette Binoche ! Everybody agree she’s awesome in Clouds of Sils Maria.

howard casner

I think you may be overlooking Scarlett Johanson for Under the Skin, but it depends on whether they try to market her as a nominee.


I just saw three movies.
1 – Maps to the Stars : Not the best film of the year but we can’t forget Julianne Moore’s performance. She’s incredible and she deserves to be back in the Oscars (waiting Still Alice).
2 – The Fault in our Stars : Really great performance by Shailene Woodley, especially the crying scene. That was genuine. An only little thing that could be a "problem" : the teen-movie aspect.
3 – Clouds of Sils Maria : Well.. The movie would deserve to be nominated this year (Picture, Director, Screenplay and Actresses). Really really great movie about the passing of time, anyone who saw the movie should agree Juliette Binoche gave the best performance of her career and one the best performance of the year. Stewart should be nom in Supporting category, she proved she’s not only a Twilight-actress.

Waiting for Mommy, Anne Dorval seems to be incredible and While We’re Young with the beautiful and talent Naomi Watts.


Suite Francaise, Suffragette and Queen of the Desert have all been pushed back til next year so they are immediately out of contention.


My top 5 so far:
1. Najarra Townsend ‘The Toy Soldiers’
2. Keira Knightly ‘Begin Again’
3. Shailene Woodley ‘The Fault in our stars’
4. Zoe Kazan ‘The Pretty One’
5.Jenny Slate ‘Obvious Child’


Don’t count out Najarra Townsend for ‘The Toy Soldiers’ its coming out Nov 14 and the performance is fantastic!!!!


Let September 9th be the day I said that without a doubt 2015 will be the year Julianne Moore wins best actress. Between the mega-buzz on Still Alice & her Cannes win for Map to the Stars, she’s a shoo-in.


This must be a very weak year for actresses if Shailene Woodley in The Fault In Our Stars is topping the Best Actress nomination list


I think we have to take into account Julianne Moore in Still Alice.


If Marion Cotillard won’t get her second Oscar for the masterpiece of a performance she delivers here, I really don’t have a reason at all to truly care about the Oscars again. Her performance as Sandra is like the eighth wonder of the world and trust me, I don’t exaggerate at all.


Έλα ρε πατριώτισσα, χαχα! Όχι Δάφνη, δεν ξέρω κάτι για ημερομηνία κυκλοφορίας. Ξέρω όμως ότι το διανέμει η Seven Films. Το είχα δει Γαλλία και είναι απλώς εκπληκτικό. Η Μαριόν Κοτιγιάρ δίνει μια από τις σημαντικότερες ερμηνείες που δόθηκαν στο σινεμά μέχρι σήμερα, κατά τη γνώμη μου.


Στέργιο γνωρίζουμε πότε θα δούμε το Δυο μέρες, μια νύχτα στην Ελλάδα?


Hasn’t anyone seen Maleficent? Angelina Jolie was just amazing and that was the first time since Julia Roberts in Erin Brokovich that an actor or actress has captivated the screen. She was wonderful and deserves to win!


Jean-Marc Vallée is a truly gifted filmmaker and it’s clear that he has brought the best out of Reese Witherspoon in "Wild". She goes really against the type here and seems to be indeed intensely committed to her role and putting up possibly her best work to date. That being said, she’s definitely not the kind of actress that deserves a second Oscar nomination. Not in a world where an actress like Marion Cotillard gives the one legendary performance after another and still hasn’t scored a second Oscar nomination (?) The fact that she’s clearly really good in "Wild" isn’t enough to justify the hype she gets. Because let’s be honest, shall we, she is and always be an actress of indisputable talent but also indisputable obvious limitations that are strikingly evident in even her strongest screen work. Make no mistake, this is not at all some hating comment for Witherspoon. She’s talented, that’s for sure, but she belongs to that long list of well known stars like Sandra Bullock and Halle Berry who, while having some undeniable acting virtues and screen magnetism, have also undeniable limitations in terms of acting. They’re not actresses like Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet and many more that have never won an Oscar like Isabelle Huppert, Lesley Manville, Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams, Samantha Morton, Emily Watson, just to name a few, all of them actresses of otherwordly talent in acting, tremendous technical skills, obviously limitless depth and an almost terrifying level of commitment to each new role they so brilliantly portray on screen or on stage. And that constant desire to defy every expectation of their audience, approach not even a single role as an Oscar vehicle and take risks that seem almost inconceivable. Well, those ladies deserve five Oscar nominations each. Witherspoon is not even half of the actors they are. I’m rooting like crazy this year for Marion Cotillard for her miracle of a performance in "Two Days, One Night". The Oscar has to be hers. She more than deserves it. Her work in "Two Days, One Night" is the most phenomenal female acting you’re going to see all year. I can’t imagine how a list of Best Actress contenders can exist without Marion Cotillard this year. Her brilliance tops any other actress. Give her the Oscar!


Shailene Woodley really? That movie is the worst, and she can’t act. awful actress!


Number 15 is missing on "Will Their Films Get Released?" I’m thinking this Jennifer Lawrence, yet again, for SERENA.




From the lists, I think it’s time for Jessica Chastain to bring home an Oscar trophy. Amy Adams is a good choice, but lacking screen time for a momentum. Meryl, Michelle, Marion and Julianne, no need for nominations, just their name alone on the billing is enough.


Emma Stone is quite frankly terrific in "Magic in the moonlight" and she’s definitely worthy of a nomination. Watch out, Oscars, that girl has an incredible amount of talent and she displays it with such ease in a really tricky character next to one of the greatest actors of all time (Colin Firth, on top form, as always). I hope she gets a much deserved nomination.


Let’s cut the shit. YOU KNOW AND I KNOW THAT SHAILENE WOODLEY IS NOT GETTING NOMINATED. I don’t care about the "best from what we’ve seen category, just take her off number one.
Second, Meryl Streep is in the supporting category. That’s just a fact. And if she wasn’t, she would have absolutely no chance anyway. Thank you, though, for having Chastain down for the right movie. Dumbasses keep putting her on for Eleanor Rigby, which isn’t happening.


Marion Cotillard is simply marvelous in "Two Days, One Night" and she’s equally mesmerizing in "The Immigrant". Just give her this Oscar already.

Jonathan Glazer



Honestly, I think Shailene is talented, but his performance in this film is not for Oscar. With critics until she wins some awards, but I think the Oscar she will not be indicated.


Marion Cotillard should be nominated at Oscar with Two Days One Night because her performance is insuperable.

Regina Romero

I really hope Shailene Woodley gets a nomination, her performance was beautiful, she deserves it.

H J.

Everyone that has a real chance:

1. Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
2. Rachel McAdams – A Most Wanted Man
3. Amy Adams – Big Eyes
4. Hilary Swank – The Homesman
5. Michelle Williams – Suite Francaise
6. Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
7. Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
8. Reese Witherspoon – Wild
9. Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
10. Jennifer Lawrence – Serena
11. Emma Stone – Magic in the Moonlight
12. Naomi Watts – While We’re Young
13. Juliette Binoche – Clouds of Sils Maria
14. Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars
15. Angelina Jolie – Maleficent
16. Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle
17. Carey Mulligan – Suffragette
18. Scarlett Johansson – Under the Skin
19. Kirsten Dunst – The Two Faces of January
20. Nicole Kidman – Queen of the Desert
21. Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
22. Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
23. Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins
24. Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey
25. Mia Wasikowska – Tracks
26. Jessica Chastain – Miss Julie
27. Maggie Smith – My Old Lady
28. Ann Dorval – Mommy
29. Mia Wasikowska – Madame Bovary
30. Keira Knightley – Begin Again


Scarlett Johansson was nominated (Lost in Translation).


Whether if it’s for "The Immigrant" or "Two Days, One Night",the Academy should give Marion Cotillard her second Oscar. Or at least a nomination for Christ’s sake. Clearly nobody deserves it more than her. I mean, what on Earth, the greatest actress of all time has only one Oscar on her mantelpiece? Seriously? And Sandra Bullock has a Leading Oscar and another nomination on the same category? And now it’s Witherspoon’s turn to match her or even grab a second Oscar? I mean, Academy members should really come to their senses immediately. There are people like me who love, really LOVE cinema and obviously the Oscars. Let’s face it, it’s the most glamorous celebration of cinema on a worldwide level, but for Christ’s sake, I think the Academy should respect us a little more. By rewarding constantly actors and actresses of indisputable qualities yet obvious limitations on an acting level (something that’s evident even in their best work) and leaving an actress of unlimited talent and incomparable acting qualities like Marion Cotillard without even a second Oscar nomination, the Academy doesn’t RESPECT us, even if we’re fans of the Academy Awards. By excluding work like Johansson’s in the masterful "Under the skin", it throws us in the face that it has become pretty much just a glamorous event and nothing more. I mean where was Adèle Exarchopoulos for "Blue is the warmest color" this year? Where was Brie Larson? Where was Emma Thompson? I mean… We’re talking about three performances that rank among the five best female performances of the year. And they weren’t even nominated! Talk about snubs. But with Cotillard, I mean the thing is something else. There’s nothing left for her to prove. She should have had 15 Oscars wins by now. At least. I mean, what’s happening? It’s just inconceivable. Give Cotillard her second Oscar or at least a nomination. For anything. She deserves it for every single thing she does in her career thus far. A hell of a talented lady.


I’d love for Anne Dorval to get nominated (she should have taken home Best Actress at Cannes), but it just won’t happen. Did Mommy even get US distribution?


Jennifer Lawrence for Serena


Well, I think it’s quite impossible to predict anything. It happens too often that someone seems like a shoo-in for a nomination and when the movie comes out it’s a huge disappointment. But from this moment I consider Rosamund Pike and Amy Adams as those shoos-in.
Marion Cotillard would be deserving of a second nomination (not only for her performance but also for her body of work).
Is Chastain leading or supporting in A Most Violent Year?
And will Blanchett’s Carol be released in 2014 or in 2015 (if it will be released in 2014 she’s a huge contender for a nomination in my opinion)
And Kidman could have a chance if Queen of the Desert turns out to be good and not another Kidman flop.
We can’t say anything unless we’ve seen all the movies.

Zach Low

I really hope Woodley does get nominated.

Al Parra

What? Meryl is campaigning for lead now? I mean, I know we know nothing about this film "Into The Woods", but we all know that she would go straight to the top in supporting considering she was already given a nod last year for "August: Osage County" in the leading category. We’ll see. Maybe they’ll switch up the campaign again like they did with "August" twice?

And who else is dying for the "Big Eyes" trailer?


Jennifer Lawrence Serena


I hope Shailene dosen’t win because then people are going to hate her even more!


Where’s Juliette Binoche ? She’s so underrated! Just watch Sils Maria to understand what a performance is ! Hope voters will think about her.

Noah Norton

I think Angie is more than a dark horse at this point, her performance in Maleficent is being more than praised by pretty much all of the critics.


For those of you wondering, I’m pretty sure it has already been announced, but Meryl Streep is the lead in Into the Woods. The witch and the baker’s wife are actually co-leads, but let’s be honest; which billing has a better shot at getting both actresses nominated? If you said Emily Blunt as lead, you are very mistaken. Streep will go lead and Blunt and Anna Kendrick (the real heart of the show) will campaign for supporting.


Oh my God, I just saw the "Into the woods" teaser. Meryl Streep for an Oscar again! I mean, wow! Really, what can anyone say about that woman? She’s just phenomenal. I obviously have no idea about whether she’ll go lead or supporting, but if she goes supporting, I have a feeling this will be her fourth Oscar win. I mean, just look at that teaser! She owns the screen, once again.


I think Streep is supporting, and I highly doubt that she will be nominated for playing a witch. Just because she’s Meryl Streep doesn’t mean she’ll get nominated for every role she’s in.


Marion Cotillard please come back to Oscar!!


God, I’d love to see Marion Cotillard grabbing a second Oscar nomination this year. Nobody deserves it more than her. She should sweep all the awards for her breathtaking turn as Ewa Cybulska in "The Immigrant".


Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Meryl Streep, Into The Woods
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year


Shailene Woodley???….seriously?…nope. There are far too many other performances to see between now and January…Woodley is good not great, and her performance is incredibly overrated. TFIOS is really just a tick above your average ABC after school special.


What about Juliette Binoche in Sils Maria ? Probably the best performance of the year.


I’m intrigued about your decision to include Shailene Woodley. I’ve been a huge fan of her performances, especially in The Spectacular Now, but do you really think she’s a strong contender for this year’s race?


Scarlett Johannson has been nominated for an oscar before.


Rachel McAdams deserves a place on this list, she did a fine job in A Most Wanted Man


Marion Cotillard delivers a majestic performance in "The Immigrant". Her haunting work in Gray's fantastic film is an epic of extraordinary proportions. The Academy should recognize her incredibly brave, heartbreaking, towering performance at least with a nomination. I feel totally safe to say that no other actress' work this year can come even close to Marion's unmatched achievement in acting, but I just don't see her winning after her relentless snubs from the Academy. It's a shame of course but we all know how it works. Just watch Exarchopoulos' work in "Blue is the warmest color" last year or Adepero Oduye's tremendous performance in "Pariah" in 2011. It's so ironic that pretty much everything the Academy really cares about in terms of performances is Oscar-bait roles. It's such a relief when you watch an actress of phenomenal abilities like Cate Blanchett grabbing an undeniably deserved Oscar in a role that has nothing, literally NOTHING Oscar-bait in it. Her monumental work in "Blue Jasmine" will always be ranked among the finest acting ever put on screen. And it's so funny that you hear some people going "But Sandra Bullock was amazing in "Gravity" and should have won". Yes, she was amazing, but she shouldn't even be nominated when work far superior than hers in Cuaron's film went so unnonticed. How can the otherwise lovely and for sure talented Sandy can match Exarchopoulos in Kechiche's film? How can she come any close to what Brie Larson did in "Short term 12"? How can Emma Thompson be left aside for her brilliant work in "Saving Mr. Banks"? When the Academy is going to stop being SO predictable? Academy members should leave the Oscar-bait bullshit in the room and recognize the truly great performances of every year. If they had done this by now, Marion Cotillard would have at least 15 Oscars on her mantelpiece. Leaving the best actress of all time with only one win in 2008 (for giving what is undoubtedly the best performance ever put on screen in "La vie en rose) is simply absurd. They should really make up for this in the 2015 Oscar ceremony or this ceremony will be a total joke. I just watched "Wild" trailer with Reese Witherspoon. Really good and Reese seems at her best. So what? She's like 100 steps behind Cotillard's acting in "The Immigrant", let alone in general. But wait, she's Oscar-bait. Please, Academy, respect the cinephiles like you did this year with Miss Blanchett. I love the Oscars on the whole and I'm pleasantly surprised when I watch something like Blanchett winning for "Blue Jasmine" or Rooney Mara nominated for "The girl with the dragon tattoo". Stop being so damn conservative. Choose the BEST female performances of the year. If you do so, there's not a chance Cotillard won't be nominated for her mesmerizing turn as Ewa Cybulska. Any list of Best Actress Oscar contenders would look empty without the incomparable Marion Cotillard of either "The Immigrant" or "Two Days, One Night" in the lead. She has turned in two highly praised performances this year and I'm completely sure she's killing it on "Macbeth" again. Don't repeat the "Rust and bone", "Nine", "Inception", "Public Enemies", "Midnight in Paris", etc. mistake again. At least give Marion a nomination. Nobody deserves it more than her. I know, The Weinstein Company pretty much dumped the film, no marketing at all, maybe not even a campaign on the way… Hey, it's the BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR THUS FAR AND WITHOUT A HINT OF DOUBT DESRVING OF AN OSCAR WIN, LET ALONE A NOMINATION. Phenomenal work like Scarlett Johansson's in "Under the skin" will be snubbed from sure. But don't do the same with Cotillard's groundbreaking work. I really don't care about the Oscars anymore if Marion is left out again.


They all have a chance:

Anne Hathaway – Interstellar
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Rachel McAdams – A Most Wanted Man
Jessica Chastain – Miss Julie
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Hilary Swank – The Homesman
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Michelle Williams – Suite Francaise
Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Felicity Jones – Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Emma Stone – Volcano Romance
Rooney Mara – Trash
Jennifer Lawrence – Serena
Emma Stone – Magic in the Moonlight
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Jennifer Garner – Men, Women and Children
Naomi Watts – While We're Young
Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins
Juliette Binoche – Clouds of Sils Maria
Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle
Carey Mulligan – Sufragette
Kirsten Dunst – The Two Faces of January
Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Helen Mirren – The Hundred-foot Journey
Mia Wasikowska – Tracks


There are some Oscar buzz around Jennifer Aniston's drama CAKE which has special presentation at tiff this year

This is from a film reviewer from variety about her performance

@guylodge: Pretty serious stuff

@guylodge: I'm mostly envious of the journos going to TIFF because I can't rely on them to start sufficient Oscar buzz for Jennifer Aniston in CAKE.

@GuyLodge; Jen plays "a woman in a chronic-pain support group investigating the suicide of a fellow group member while struggling with her own trauma."


1. Rosamund Pike – "GONE GIRL"
2. Julianne Moore – "MAPS TO THE STARS"
3. Michelle Williams – "SUITE FRANCAISE"
4. Reese Witherspoon – "WILD"
5. Amy Adams – "BIG EYES"
6. Marion Cotillard – "THE IMMIGRANT"

Rosamund Pike could easily be a shoe-in nomination and win for her role as Amy Dunne. Julianne Moore won for best actress at Palme D´Or in May. Michelle Williams is her generations best actress (Brokeback Mountain), (Blue Valentine) and (My Week with Marilyn).
And Amy Adams and Marion Cotillard is "normaly" in the front at The Oscars. Love to see next years show from LA in Hollywood 2015!


Anne Dorval and Juliette Binoche have to be nominated for Mommy and Sils Maria !
We should admit it, the two best performances of the year are made by a Canadian and French actress……


Rooting for Jessica Chastain for ANYTHING! I love her and she's a mesmerizing actress. She should've won for Zero Dark Thirty.


kristen stewart and jennifer lawrence 👍


Quevenzhanai Wallis for Annie!! She has a beautiful voice in the trailer


I think Reese Witherspoon has a pretty solid shot with "Wild", after watching the trailer of the film, even if her role there seems too Oscar-bait for its own good. But of course I'm rooting for the incomparable Marion Cotillard for either "The Immigrant" or "Two days, one night" (I think she'll go supporting for "MacBeth"). Seriously, Witherspoon's performance and any other actress' performance looks laughable when compared to any Cotillard performance. Marion Cotillard is just the best of the best. Can't wait to watch her receive a much deserved second Oscar, even if I highly doubt that, after watching her being snubbed so relentlessly after her win in 2008.


Juliette Binoche gave a stunning and astonishing performance in Sils Maria.
America forgot her though she gave an Oscar-worthy performanc in Camille Claudel, 1915.
She was also very very good in Thousans Times Good Night and incredible in Certified Copy.
Stop forgetting her, she has to be nominated for Sils Maria.
She is, with Marion Cotillard, the best french actress.


jennifer ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


kristen we love you kris


kristen stewart


kristen stewart is best!!❤️

Lauren K

I think Scarlett Johansson should at least be nominated thanks to her mindblowing performance in Under The Skin-the movie itself is almost wholefully carried by her alone,beautifully.She's really talented and I think she needs to win at least one Oscar someday.Now would be a perfect time.
As for Shailene Woodley, yes,I definately agree that she IS talented, but so far,I don't think her performance in her movies are 'Oscar Worthy', at least,not yet. I'm still waiting to see the best of her. And until then, I don't think she deserves an Oscar.


Personally, I think that Rosamund Pike would have a stronger chance at a nomination if she ran for supporting. Her character, Amy, doesn’t really show significance in the book until 2/3 in. Following Cannes, it’s looking like a Julianne Moore vs. Marion Cotillard situation (similar to Jennifer vs. Lupita, Meryl vs. Jessica, etc.). Depending on the response to the movie, but Rosamund could be a shoe-in for a nomination and even a win for her performance in “Gone Girl.”


Don't bother voting. Just give Marion Cotillard her second Oscar for "The Immigrant" already!!! She will be the most deserving Oscar winner of the last five years. Her performance as Ewa Cybulska should earn her 100 Oscars. At least.


I feel totally safe to say this already: If Marion Cotillard won't get her second Oscar in A Leading Role for her gigantic performance in "The Immigrant" at the 2015 ceremony, this will be the biggest injustice in the history of Oscars. Ever. In any category. Her performance as Ewa Cybulska is so powerful that can overshadow any performance given by an actress of the last five years. It's such a miracle of a performance no one's work can even come close. I mean, let's face it: Marion Cotillard is without a hint of doubt the greatest actress of all time. There has never been an actress (nor there will ever be, I'm pretty sure about that) that can reach her otherwordly talent in acting, her unmatched technical skills, her obviously limitless depth, her
level of commitment to every role she so brilliantly portrays on screen or on stage and her constant desire to take risks. Marion Cotillard is the definition of acting, something like the incarnation of the word itself, she tops every person in the history of mankind, male or female
(from Daniel Day-Lewis and Philip Seymour Hoffman to Katharine Hepburn and Meryl Streep) who ever attempted to become an actor. With every performance she gives, she redefines the term of acting, it's as if she pushes acting to a whole another level. From the legendary Edith Piaf of "La vie en rose" and the disturbed Mal of "Inception" to the long-suffering wife of Day-Lewis' Guido in "Nine" and the emotionally shattered amuptee from "Rust and bone", Marion Cotillard has dedicated herself to her craft in a way no actor/actress can ever claim he/she ever did. Yes, that includes the great Daniel Day-Lewis. That includes the legendary Katharine Hepburn. Seriously, Cotillard portrays a role as if the soul of her each character has penetrated into every part of her body. I simply cannot explain how is it possible for her to do something like that. Actually, I simply cannot explain how is it possible for an ordinary mortal to be that talented. One could suggest that she's maybe an android or something, because it's maybe not natural by human standards to have a talent like the one she has. She has been absolutely incredible in every film she's been in (yep, that includes "The Dark Knight Rises" and even her cameo in the sequel of "Anchorman"). She should have had at least 15 oscar wins by now. Literally. It's not only a shame that she has never been nominated again for an Oscar after
grabbing her first one back in 2008 for giving the best female performance ever put on screen in "La vie en rose", it's inconceivable. I mean, really, how is it possible that she hasn't even been
nominated for "Nine" and Sandra Bullock ended up winning for "The Blind Side"? She's a real phenomenon and if she doesn't take her second Oscar for "The Immigrant", I have no interest in the Oscars anymore. She more than deserves it. I feel that I couldn't be anymore enthusiastic for her towering work in Gray's film and for the film itself. I hope the Oscar prospects it may have aren't doomed because of the way it was released by The Weinstein Company (May, limited release, almost no marketing at all). She has much of a chance with "Macbeth", as well (also by the Weinstein Company), especially if she goes supporting. I haven't seen the film yet, but I'm more than 100% sure that she should win in both categories. I'm also absolutely sure the latest Dardennes film, "Two Days, One Night" is incredible and that she's electrifying there, as well, but I'd be really surprised if she went for Best Actress for a foreign drama of social realism. Of course, it's such a shame.


I would love to see Marion Cotillard come back to Oscars as a double nominee. Best Actress for Two Days, One Night and Best Supporting Actress for Macbeth.

I think Harvey will release Macbeth yet this year, he must! And Marion Cotillard must receive much love on this next awards season, she is a force of nature!


1. Julianne Moore – "Maps to the Stars" (Leading or supporting?)
2. Marion Cotillard – "Two Days One Night" or supporting actress for "MacBeth"
3. Jessica Chastain – "Miss Julie", "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" or supporting actress for "A Most Violent Year"
4. Hilary Swank – "The Homesman"
5. Carey Mulligan – "Suffragette" or "Far from the Madding Crowd"
6. Michelle Williams – "Suite Francaise"
7. Amy Adams – "Big Eyes"
8. Helen Mirren – "The Hundred Foot Journey"
9. Cate Blanchett – "Carol"
10. Jennifer Lawrence – "Serena"
11. Kate Winslet – "Little Chaos" (Only because is Kate Winslet)
12. Reese Witherspoon – "Wild"
13. Rosamunde Pike – "Gone Girl" (Leading or supporting)
14. Rachel Mcadams – "A Most Wanted Man"


I think either Shailene Woodley for The fault in our stars or Melissa McCarthy for Tammy.


Everyone is STILL sleeping on Scarlett Johansson for "Under the Skin". I get it, the Academy doesn't focus on those movies as highly as the others, but come on, this performance was captivating in every way.


1-Julianne Moore
2-Marion Cotillard
3-Amy Adams
4-Reese Witherspoon
5-Carey Mulligan
6-Emma Stone
7-Shailene Woodley
8-Cate Blanchett
9-Michelle Williams
10-Rosamund Pike (But may be Supporting)


I've seen "The Homesman" and Hilary Swank is really incredible. It's easily her best performance since her Oscar-winning turn in "Million Dollar Baby", a tour de force of acting. But I think she has a better shot if she goes supporting.


What about Chloe Grace Moretz in If I Stay?


Isn't Rosamund Pike's character missing the whole movie? Supporting?


Yeah idk about Helen Mirren after that trailer came out.


Rachel Mcadams- A Most Wanted Man, Everything Will Be Fine, Untitled Cameron Crowe… Rachel Mcadams is due to be nominated for an oscar. And she has been working with brilliant directors for the past couple years, Terence Malick, Woody Allen, Brian Depalma, Wim Wenders, Cameron Crowe, Anton Crobijin, Richard Curtis. Very amazing that she was able to work with those directors.I just hope that atleast one of these films will allow her to gain accolades for these roles


I don't think fault in our stars will be here when it's all said and done. I would guess there will be better performances in the next 6 months. Enjoyed the movie but I don't know if I buy it as an oscar contender but you never know


People should stop making 'The Fault in our Stars' happen. It's not gonna happen.

If people behind Shailene really wants some serious Oscar consideration, then they should start promoting 'White Bird in a Blizzard' to make it an award-season hit. Hers and Eva Green's performance can make an irresistible force.


base on the trailer i wouldn´t count Emma Stone in magic in the moonlight, it doesn´t look good, and Woody Allen just got cate blanchett an oscar, it´s too soon for another one.
if Amy Adams gets in, she will probably win this year her long over due oscar. and i definily think she would be next to Jessica Chastain, Julianne Moore for maps to the stars, and Shailenne Woodley whos performance in the the fault in our stars is pretty great, and also helps the academy to get in touch with the younger generation through a movie made for youn adults, at difference of what happends when jennifer lawrence is nominated, who has done more adults movies that have got her oscar nominations and her win.
. and maybe even the movie can score more nominations like best picture, when there are 9 spots at leats, screenplay and even other actors. at the end the oscars are a tv show and they look for audience. imagine the rating in the young demo how they would increase if they got nominees like Woodley and even Ansel Elgort, who did a pretty impresive job too for a bassicly not know actor.. it´s still long way to go, but for now this seems to be the big contenders. and look at cate blanchett, she could survive to the summer realise and still beat all the others


Interesting list. But the fact that you have included Helen Mirren and Emma Stone suggest you haven't seen the trailers yet. I think you should see them. I thought Macbeth and Suffragette were next year?


How are you all going to include Jessica Chastain for Interstellar, but not Anne Hathaway? I hear her part is really good and it's way bigger than Jessica's.

I say Anne Hathaway for Best Actress – Interstellar!!


So glad to see the otherworldly Marion Cotillard on this list. If Marion Cotillard doesn't get her second Oscar nomination this year for either "Two days, one night", "The Immigrant" or "Macbeth", there's no justice at all in this world we live in. It's almost inconceivable that she hasn't won her second Oscar yet. I mean, let's face it, this woman is just incomparable. I'm a movies lover by birth and I seriously think that she is the greatest actress of all time. She tops Katharine Hepburn, she tops Meryl Streep, she tops any woman who ever attempted to become an actress. She is blessed to have a talent that seems almost non-human. Cotillard doesn't act, she's possessed everytime she gets to play a character. No matter the role, she just kills it everytime. And I mean every single time. She's like a force of nature, she tops everything and everyone around her when she vanishes into her each new role. Her range is truly unbelievable and she should have had at least 15 oscar wins by now. Actually, she should have an Oscar just for being born, because her talent is literally incoceivable. She's maybe an android or something, because it's maybe not natural by human standards to watch an actress be that talented! Of course, I'm just kidding, but I've seen her whole filmography, so I know what I'm talking about. She's literally otherworldly as an actress and it's shame that she has never been nominated again for an Oscar after grabbing her first one back in 2008 for giving the best female performance ever put on screen in "La vie en rose". I mean, what on Earth? She wasn't even nominated for "Rust and bone"! I mean, seriously? Her performance there is gigantic, to say the least. It doesn't even feel like a performance… That's just acting of the highest order. She's just an example of uncompromising brilliance in acting. This year, with two highly praised and definitely towering performances in both "The immigrant" and "Two days, one night" and the juiciest female role ever written from William Shakespeare, I don't even want to imagine the possibility of her being snubbed again. It's a little too early to make predictions, of course, but I think the Top 5 could be the following:

1) Amy Adams – Big Eyes
2) Marion Cotillard – Macbeth
3) Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
4) Charlize Theron – Dark places (another actress that should have won her second Oscar by now, "Young adult", anyone?)
5) Cate Blanchett – Carol

I want to put Marion Cotillard as my first prediction like crazy, but I think Adams' chances seem better. I really hope Cotillard ends up being nominated and winning, but I have my doubts, after watching the Academy snubbing her unrelentlessly all these years, after her win. I really want to see Amy Adams as a winner at some point (if it hadn't been for Blanchett's "bigger than life" performance in "Blue Jasmine" last year, I think she would win for "American Hustle" – her whole body of work has been extraordinary and Oscar-worthy), but, how can any actress put next to Marion Cotillard and being preferred? It seems almost irrational to me. Even her work in "Blood ties" should earn her a nomination in the Supporting Actress category. She's phenomenal there, once again. But wait, she's always phenomenal. She can't help but being phenomenal. I know, I sound like a crazy fan of hers. I am a fan of hers, but I'm also a cinema lover by birth. I've watched thousands of movies and I haven't seen an actress like Marion Cotillard in my whole life. In the history of mankind, the actors, both male and female (Daniel Day-Lewis, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Katharine Hepburn, Cate Blanchett, Michael Shannon, just to name a few) that manage to disappear into their roles completely and constantly, subserve the audience's expectations and combining technique with emotion and theater background with screen charisma aren't that much. Marion Cotillard is the goddess of cinema. An actress of technique, emotion, theater roots and screen magnetism like no other in the history of time. Her depth is obviously limitless and the way she chooses to display it is awe-inspiring. "The Fault in our stars" seems too YA to my eyes to help Shailene Woodley score her first nomination. She's one of the greatest actresses of her generation and I think she was criminally snubbed for "The Descendants", but I doubt she'll earn her first nomination for Boone's film. Of crouse, with box office numbers as high as the ones the film has scored, it is definitely within the realms of possibility. It's a shame of course that box office numbers can influence the prospects of a performance being nominated. Sublime acting in experimental diamonds like "Under the skin" will always be out of consideration. It's such a pity for Johansson's amazing performance. Rosamund Pike and Carey Mulligan seem like solid bets, but I guess we'll have to wait to see the response to their films. I wish "Gone, girl" will continue David Fincher's tradition of dark, edgy and provocative work and ends up sweeping the awards – the latter is highly unlikely even if it ends up being a tour de force of a film ("The Master", "Blue is the warmest colour", "Zodiac" are just a few examples), I know, but, what on Earth, I still hope. I wouldn't count out Jennifer Lawrence if "Serena" finds its way to the theaters (and I really hope it will because I admire so much Lawrence's incredible ability in acting). I have a feeling Julianne Moore will go supporting for "Maps to the stars" and judging from the nature of the film, I doubt she has much of a chance, even for a nomination (which of course is a shame). None-the-less, she has this "due" factor that may help her grab a nomination.


Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Julianne Moore – Map to the Stars
Michelle Williams – Suite Francaise
Carey Mulligan – Suffragette
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

^ Mark my words…this is the five nominees. The race will come down to two long ignored contenders…Julianne Moore and Amy Adams. However, I believe the win will go to Amy Adams.


My current chart is listed as:
1. Amy Adams – Big Eyes
2. Jessica Chastain – probably The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
3. Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
4. Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars
5. Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Alternate: Michelle Williams РSuite Fran̤aise (I will be surprised if this is any good, but if it is, then she could contend quite seriously for the win)
Potential Surprise: Emma Stone – probably Magic in the Moonlight
They're probably going to put Julianne Moore in Supporting (she's my early pick for the win), while Carol, Miss Julie, Macbeth, and Suffragette all look like 2015 endeavors.


I am not a fan and actually was getting sick of Shailene Woodley due to overexposure.
Plus, I am not happy with the final product 'Divergent' turned out to be.
but I have just seen 'The Fault In Our Stars' and she delivers a star-marking performance.
It was just so beautiful to watch that kind of iconic performance, I am 20 and I'm sure it'll be a classic of my generation. The book is cute and all but I am not judging it based on that.

Woodley proved herself as an action star, proved her acting skills in 'The Descendants' and 'The Spectacular Now', and in TFIOS shows a similar wide range of emotions in a subtle way with a portrayal of an epic character.

I am sure that it will probably be overlooked because it's a movie based on a YA novel and there's a lot of prejudgement for that. I'm not head over heels about the movie either but her performance was epic. It's not about the cheesy dialogues.

Jennifer Lawrence's prominence is based on a Young Adult franchise and her Oscar win (which I'm not hating, but everybody knows that Weinstein had to do something with it… she was up against Emmanuelle Riva's legendary Amour and Jessica Chastain's far superior Zero Dark Thirty).

Shailene has a similar franchise (which she kind of ruined for me… maybe it was the script, or the direction, IDK) with a similar fanbase and manages to overshadow it with this jaw dropping performance.
Like her co-star, Ansel (though he won't be recognized and it's ok, he's just starting) she gets inside the skin of the character and makes you feel raw emotion.

The movie is a guaranteed box office hit so if it overcomes its only obstacle (the YA / teen targeted audience prejudice) Woodley would be a front-runner.
She deserves it.


Top 10:
1. Amy Adams
2. Jennifer Lawrence
3. Shailene Woodley
4. Reese Witherspoon
5. Jennifer Lawrence
6. Helen Mirren
7. Michelle Williams
8. Hilary Swank
9. Carey Mulligan
10. Emma Stone


juliane moore
Jessica Chastain
amy adams
reese witherspoon
Jennifer lawrence


Amy Adams Big Eyes
Reese Witherspoon in Wild
Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
Jessica Chastain in Eleanor Rigby or A Most Violent Year
Hilary Swank in The Homesman
Jennifer Lawrence for whatever they can give her a nomination for
Meryl Streep in everything

I've heard Carol, Suite Francaise and Suffragette won't be out until 2015.


I'm a very big fan of Marion Cotillard and I think it's time to her 2nd Oscar.

I think The Immigrant will not be considered for awards season. Two Days, One Night is her winning vehycle but it's foreign, fact that can make it's journey harder.
I think Harvey Weinstein will release Macbeth on time for Oscars 2015 and I think that Marion's performance as Lady Macbeth will be monumental.
Well, nominated at least she will be.


I think this year could be for Kristen a little like last year was for Matthew, he had 3 very strong performances (Killer Joe, Mud and The Wolf of Wall Street) and an outsanding one (Dallas Buyers Club), a combination that was good enough to overcome the prejudice he used to face as an actor and even giving him an Oscar.

Kristen obviusly faces way more prejudice than he did, but this year she had already 1 strong performance that has been generally acclaimed (Camp X-Ray, there are only about two bad/so-so reviews on her peformance), she still might have 2 more coming this year (Still Alice and Anesthesia) and apparently an outstading one (Sils Maria) that has been unanimously acclaimed, good enough to put her among the favorites for Cannes' Best Actress (she lost but still) and now having Oscar Buzz.
I don't think she will win an Oscar and overcome all the prejudice, but I think this combo might be good enough to overcome a big amount of it and gives her a Oscar nom for Best Suppoting Actress for her performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.


I would love Marion Cotillard to be nominated in every of her roles this year because she is amazing in The Immigrant and Two Days One Night, and I think she will be in Macbeth too so Marion must be nominated at Oscars.


I would much rather prefer Marion to be nominated for The Immigrant, but maybe Two Days of One Night will be good


You mention Scarlett Johansson in the article, but not on the list.


A little bit of love for the sensational Mrs Cotillard. Indiewire made my day.


Put Angelina Jolie on that list again!! She looks incredible


Chloë Grace Moretz, if i stay, hello.


Kristen Stewart for Supporting Actress, not Actress.


I think these women are being underlooked for chances (but I haven't seen these)

Jennifer Lawrence-Serena
Jessica Chastain-A Most Violent Year
Elisabeth Moss-The One I Love
Rooney Mara-Trash
Vera Farmiga-The Judge
Mary Elizabeth Winstead-Alex of Venice


Ok, this is the situation, all the years is the same people again and again please! For me
this year should definitely be nominated:

Emily Blunt, Into The Woods (She deserve a nomination)
Anne Dorval, Mommy
Rooney Mara, Trash / Carol / Untittled Terrence Malick Film (winner)
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Jessica Chastain, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby / Miss Julie

This list its great


You can discount Shailene Woodley in Fault in our Stars. She is good but not good enough to compete with the rest. She carries the movie and manages to keep it from become too cloying., but otherwise it still remains a teenage drama


Actresses I'd like :
– Juliette Binoche in Sils Maria
– Marion Cotillard in The Immigrant or Two Days, One Night
– Anne Dorval in Mommy
– Julianne Moore in Maps to the Stars
РMichelle Williams in Suite fran̤aise


Tillitoma Shome from QISSA should be at the top of your list. She kicks ass!


All white girls? What the Frankenstein.


Anne Hathaway – Interstellar
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Rachel McAdams – A Most Wanted Man
Noomi Rapace – Child 44
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Michelle Williams – Suite Francaise
Teresa Palmer – Knight of Cups
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Meryl Streep – The Giver
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Nymphomaniac
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco
Emma Stone – Magic in the Moonlight
Jennifer Garner – Men, Women and Children
Glenn Close – Always on my Mind
Juliette Binoche – Sils Maria

PLUS: Tina Fey – This Is Where I Leave You


My predictions

Amy Adams – Big Eyes (Winner)
Juliette Binoche – Sils Maria
Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

May Be:

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Carey Mulligan – Sufragette (If it released)
Hilary Swank – The Homesman
Michelle Williams – Suite Francaise
Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars


Top 20

Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Michelle Williams – Suite Francaise
Carey Mulligan – Sufragette

Hilary Swank – The Homesman
Anne Hathaway – Interstellar
Rachel McAdams – A Most Wanted Man
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant

Emma Stone – Magic in the Moonlight
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Rooney Mara – Trash
Angelina Jolie – Maleficent

Juliette Binoche – Sils Maria
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Jennifer Lawrence – Serena
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars


Scarlett Johansson-Under the Skin is probably one of the best performances, if not the best, as of now. Watch it and you all will highly reconsider who you put down for Best Actress


Emily Blunt, Into The Wild…this website never fails to embarrass itself. Really…do you even edit this crap?


I'd love seeing Juliette Binoche back at the Oscars !


Top 10 choices:
1. Amy Adams
2. Angelina Jolie
3. Berenice Bejo
4. Nicole Kidman
5. Hilary Swank
6. Reese Witherspoon
7. Emma Stone
8. Julianne Moore
9. Carey Mulligan
10. Michelle Williams


Top 15:
1. Amy Adams – Big Eyes
2. Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
3. Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
4. Michelle Williams – Suite Franchise
5. Carey Mulligan – Sufragette

6. Hilary Swank – The Homesman
7. Reese Witherspoon – Wild
8. Anne Hathaway – Interstellar
9. Rachel McAdams – A Most Wanted Man
10. Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco

11. Rooney Mara – Trash
12. Emma Stone – Magic in the Moonlight
13. Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
14. Berenice Bejo – The Search
15. Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars


How do we know that Jessica Chastain is supporting?

Cristian P

There are a few that I've listed that little or no one has mentioned, which surprise me.
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Nymphomaniac
Scarlett Johansson – Under the Skin
Mia Wasikowska – Tracks
Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
Those are four big ones to think about, particularly Marion Cotillard.


I think we should keep one eye out for Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Her work in "Belle" has been met with lots of attention and praise. Her character is based on a real life person the film deals with race relations and monarchy, it's a period costume drama, and the story has never seen the screen before. On top of that, she also has another film coming out this year titled "Blackbird" which she is the lead (the film is about "a talented young musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her new-found success"), co-stars Minnie Driver & Danny Glover and was written/directed by "Love & Basketball" creator Gina Price-Bythewood. To add to her interest, she has been cast in an ensemble crime-drama film titled "Who Shot the Sherriff?" which is expected to hit screens in 2015. That film, so far, co-stars Usher, Lupita N'Yongo, Alfre Woodard, Jennifer Hudson, Sade, Santana, Vanessa Williams, Terrence Howard, Rihanna, and more.


Sandra Bullock is going to win again this year for gravity


The Final 6

Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Juliette Binoche, Sils Maria
Jessica Chastain, Eleanor Rigby
Hilary Swank, The Homesman
Michelle Williams, Suite Francaise
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Suffragette and Carol I m not sure will be release this year


Chloe Grace Moretz looks great in If I Stay



Johnny Q

TOP 5:
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Carey Mulligan (Sufragette)
Amy Adams (Big Eyes)
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Michelle Williams (Suite Francaise)

2ND TOP 5:
Anne Hathaway (Interstellar)
Rachel McAdams (A Most Wanted Man)
Hilary Swank (The Homesman)
Nicole Kidman (Grace of Monaco)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Noomi Rapace (Child 44)
Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant)
Berenice Bejo (The Search)
Emily Blunt (Into the Woods)
Felicity Jones (Theory of Everything)
Meryl Streep (The Giver)
Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac)
Jennifer Garner (Imagine)
Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars)
Natalie Portman (Jane Got a Gun)
Rooney Mara (Trash)
Jennifer Lawrence (Serena)
Emma Stone (Magic in the Moonlight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Jennifer Garner (Men, Women and Children)
Naomi Watts (While We're Young)
Quvenzhane Wallis (Annie)
Juliette Binoche (Sils Maria)
Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars)
Rebecca Hall (Transcendence)
Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)
Sofia Vergara (Chef)
Scarlett Johansson (Lucy)
Dakota Fanning (Night Moves)


I also believe Melissa McCarthy is possible for Tammy


If the Academy decided to nominate the major categories like this to 10 nominees like they did to Best Picture my picks would be:
1. Michelle Williams
2. Berenice Bejo
3. Shailene Woodley
4. Amy Adams
5. Jennifer Lawrence
6. Angelina Jolie
7. Hilary Swank
8. Emma Stone
9. Rosamund Pike
10. Reese Witherspoon


How could you ignore Maggie Smith & Kate Winslet?

Guy Jones

All Possible:
Anne Hathaway – Interstellar
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Rachel McAdams – A Most Wanted Man
Noomi Rapace – Child 44
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Hilary Swank – The Homesman
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Michelle Williams – Suite Francaise
Teresa Palmer – Knight of Cups
Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
Berenice Bejo – The Search
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Meryl Streep – The Giver
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Nymphomaniac
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco
Natalie Portman – Jane Got a Gun
Rooney Mara – Trash
Jennifer Lawrence – Serena
Emma Stone – Magic in the Moonlight
Rooney Mara – Carol
Jennifer Garner – Men, Women and Children
Naomi Watts – While We're Young
Glenn Close – Always on my Mind
Quvenzhane Wallis – Annie
Juliette Binoche – Sils Maria
Shailene Woodley – The Fault in our Stars
Rebecca Hall – Transcendence
Angelina Jolie – Maleficent
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle
Dakota Fanning – Night Moves
Scarlett Johansson – Lucy


Jennifer Lawrence "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1"
Jennifer Connelly "Noah" (if her role is consider leading)
Megan Fox "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (HAHA Just Kidding)
Scarlett Johnannsson "Under the Skin"


Where's Emma Stone in Magic in the Moonlight?


What about Quvenzhanai Wallis for Annie?


Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Rachel McAdams – A Most Wanted Man
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Michelle Williams – Suite Francaise


My First Predictions:

Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Carey Mulligan – Suffragette
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

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