Actress was a crowded category this year, like last, when even Annette Bening and Amy Adams didn’t make the cut. Here are the mighty thespians landing final nominations:
Oscar-winner Frances McDormand (“Fargo”) as a single mother whose grief over her raped and murdered daughter turns to anger in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (November 10, Fox Searchlight). So far McDormand has won the drama Globe and Critics Choice Awards.
Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”) for her heartbreaking, luminous mute performance in Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” (December 1, Fox Searchlight).
“Brooklyn” and “Atonement” nominee Saoirse Ronan, who stars as a rebellious high school senior in rookie director Greta Gerwig’s specialty hit “Lady Bird.”
Margot Robbie wowed critics and audiences as hard-driving skater Tonya Harding in Neon’s Toronto pickup “I, Tonya.”
And the combo of Meryl Streep (scoring her 21st nomination) and Steven Spielberg with late-breaking Pentagon Papers drama “The Post” (Fox, December 22) could yield Oscar gold, even without SAG recognition.
Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”)
Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”)
Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”)
Meryl Streep (“The Post”)
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