UPDATED – FEBRUARY 23, 2017 – FINAL PREDICTIONS – Emma Stone nabbed herself the Globe, SAG, and BAFTA.  A terrific trajectory for her to win her first Academy Award.  Natalie Portman came on strong at the start of the season but there’s no past winner that would fit as winning an Oscar with just a BFCA win.  Sure there are Adrien Brody’s and other shockers in our history but they don’t typically steal it from a Best Picture winning performance.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE

  1. Emma Stone – “La La Land
  2. Natalie Portman – “Jackie
  3. Meryl Streep – “Florence Foster Jenkins
  4. Isabelle Huppert – “Elle
  5. Ruth Negga – “Loving

MISSED THE CUT

OTHER MISSES

  • Rebecca Hall – “Christine”
  • Marion Cotillard – “Allied
  • Kate Beckinsale – “Love & Friendship”
  • Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen
  • Lily Collins –Rules Don’t Apply
  • Sally Field – “Hello My Name is Doris”
  • Rachel Weisz – “Denial”
  • Amy Adams – “Nocturnal Animals
  • Susan Sarandon – “The Meddler
  • Kate Winslet – “The Dressmaker”

ALSO MISSED

OTHER MISSES

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  • Alicia Vikander – “Jason Bourne”
  • Naomi Watts – “Shut In”
  • Renee Zellweger – “Bridget Jones’ Baby”
  • Ziyi Zhang – “The Wasted Times”

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  • Calvin Philips

    Is “Tulia” still stuck in development hell? If not, then that role could be a vehicle for Halle Berry.

  • Eoin Daly

    A snub is considered when someone is actually in the running and Garner was never in consideration for Juno. Blunt will also go supporting as Streep will go lead as she does in every film even look at their previous collaboration where Streep went lead. I feel confident in your Adams and Williams predictions. Cotillard will probably go supporting for Macbeth as she has a lead role in Two Days, One Night. To the top 5 I would also add Chastain for Miss Julie and Blanchett/Mara for Carol as I feel they will both go lead and Clayton allow your fav Sarah Paulson with a smaller role to get a possible chance. Also 23 years after the last double lead I feel if they try with these women it can happen as the story should have both lead.

    • Highly doubt Carol will be ready in time. Haynes likes to take his time with releases, and don’t see him scrapping it together when it won’t be finished shooting until late April/early May.

  • No way Rosamund Pike doesn’t get in. I guess you haven’t read the book, Clayton?

    Also, if “Suite francaise” is sticking to the book, Williams’ role is pretty passive and not very baity. But we’ll see.

    And agreed about Streep going lead, since there isn’t a definitive lead in the show. Like “A:OC,” it’s an ensemble, and we know Streep’s recent nominations have basically been supporting roles that she’s all gotten in Lead for.

  • Luc Brun

    What about Jennifer Aniston for Life of Crime ! You give 2 chance to Adam Sandler to win and not any for Aniston !?!

  • Amelie Summer

    this BS

    • David Leary

      I can’t believe there’s no love for Zoe Kazan for her brilliant performance in “The Pretty One”

  • Marcus Adriano

    I’d mention Zoe Saldana for Nina as well. I am quite surprised to see Dakota Fanning being mentioned, I hope she gets some recognition for that performance, her career is pretty cold right now.

  • Anthony Moseley

    Marion Cotillard so low? Hell, she was one of the favorites last year until The Immigrant got pushed back.

  • Luis Karlos Mendoza

    what abaut Rooney Mara in Trash, Carol, Terrence Malick Untittled Film, she is a great actrees and this year she has many chance to get another nomintation or take home with the prize.
    All the years choice the same people, please!

  • Oscar predictions in July is like commenting on the food when the restaurant hasn’t even seated you yet.

  • Oscar predictions in July is like commenting on the food when the restaurant hasn’t even seated you yet.

  • Oscar predictions in July is like commenting on the food when the restaurant hasn’t even seated you yet.

  • David Leary

    Clayton I’m surprised not to see Zoe Kazan on your list for her Great performance in ‘The Pretty one’??

  • David Leary

    You should ad Najarra Townsend to list for her riveting performance in “The Toy Soldiers” I saw it at Dances With Films and it will be released in theaters on Nov 14

  • Oh Come on, Knightley has a better chance than that. Mover her up.

  • Oh Come on, Knightley has a better chance than that. Mover her up.

  • I see this as the 5 RT “: 2015 Oscar Predictions – Best Actress – http://t.co/5pg0SFSdqS http://t.co/moZAU7jtEw”

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  • David Leary

    Clayton I can’t understand why you haven’t added Najarra Townsend to this list for her brilliant performance for “The Toy soldiers”????

  • b Red

    Please consider Shailene!! Fantastic work in The Fault in Our Stars. Very raw and emotional performance. Tell me it didn’t make you cry!

  • That good Marion climbs one spot but I doubt Aniston gets the Oscar nomination.

  • I live for this early stuff…

  • . Good god! Is she supposed to be sick? #AngelinaJolie #ByTheSea http://t.co/B8rUQAOZxm

  • Kristen incl. : 2016 Oscar Predictions – Best Actress – http://t.co/AeqkHr8cVA http://t.co/wsjTdkyQid”

  • apparently Kidman’s supporting in Genius

  • Where is maggie smith for lady in van?!!

  • Mark

    Amy Adams has only had 5 nominations, not 6.

  • Marwin 1994

    My Prediction:
    1. VIOLA DAVIS – Fences
    2. MERYL STREEP – Florence Foster Jenkins
    3. ALICIA VIKANDER – Tulip Fever
    4. JENNIFER ANNISTON – The Yellow Birds
    5. JACLYN JOSE – Ma’rosa

    Other Contenders:
    6. CATE BLANCHETTE – Weightless
    7. AMY ADAMS – Nocturnal Animals
    8. MARION COTILLARD – Allied
    9. EMMA STONE – Lala Land
    10. ROSAMUND PIKE – A United Kingdom

    • Kuntilanak

      No. Meryl Streep will win.

      • TC_94

        Oh, F Meryl Streep and Florence Forster Flopping… she’s had enough awards already. Either Viola Davis or Annette Bening, both highly overdue, should win this year.

        • Paul Skye Karim Kahawaty

          That should not give Annette Bening and Viola Davis at all. Everyone should be judged base upon their merit. The case of Julianne Moore winning over Rosamund Pike is enough!

        • Paul Skye Karim Kahawaty

          The fact that Meryl Streep has won 3 Oscars shouldn’t be an unfair disadvantage for her and should not give Annette Bening and Viola Davis special treatment at all. Everyone should be judged base upon their merit. The case of Julianne Moore winning over Rosamund Pike is enough!

          • TC_94

            Have you seen Florence Foster Flopping… her performance is screaming “ACTING” to an unbearable cringeworthy level and the movie itself is mediocre at best. I really hope they don’t nominate her again just because of the name like they did for Into the Woods and other mediocre movies… I was surprised she wasn’t nominated for Ricky and the Flash, lol.

    • Paul Skye Karim Kahawaty

      Marwin 1944. Are you Filipino?

  • John Khan Harrison

    Una is the sort of film that wins NYFC but gets oscar snubbed

  • Luke McGowan

    1. Viola Davis (Fences)
    2. Emma Stone (La La Land)
    3. Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals)
    4. Charlotte Le Bon (The Promise)
    5. Ruth Negga (Loving)

    6. Anette Bening (20th Century Women – token nom for the film a la Christopher Plummer) Alicia Vikander (The Light Between Oceans)Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
    7. Rosamund Pike (A United Kingdom)
    8. Rooney Mara (Una)
    9. Jennifer Lawrence (Passengers – for no other reason than the fact that Hollywood is obsessed with her. I don’t see anything else going in her favour, objectively)
    10. Cate Blanchett (Weightless)

    • Adventurer

      I agree. Jennifer Lawrence is unimpressively lacking in terms of versatility. I’d reckon she would not win anything until she does something new and not a hackneyed coloured character. Passenger is sci-fi, so I doubt she’d even get a nod. Academy is rather reserved about non-dramas.

      • TC_94

        Ummm…? Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most versatile actresses out there… I mean if playing action heroines and then turning in performances like Silver Linings Playbook, Winter’s Bone, American Hustle and Joy (and all this in only 5 years!) isn’t being versatile then I don’t know what is… She is mixing it up very well, Passengers will be her first sci-fi movie which could follow Gravity’s path and land her a nomination, considering the talent and Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum involved.

        • Adventurer

          SLB, AH, and Winter’s Bone, her roles had strong verisimilitude, only the context was different. And action? Her stint as Mystique was the worse example you could’ve used. She put no colour into the role. That role is a complicated one and it was like watching the roles she has already done before just with her whole body covered in blue paint, saying that as an X-Men comic fan. and It was the same with THG. Joy is the only movie she has done where she showed colour. She’s not a bad actress, she’s great at what she does but diversity is not her strong suit. Versatility is a word that’d suit actresses like Blanchett, Emma Stone, Hathaway etc. not JLaw.

          • TC_94

            Blanchett, Emma Stone? Hathaway? but not JLaw? Lol…one could make an argument those actresses you mentioned (or any actress) plays herself or a slightly different version of herself in every movie. Lol, some stupid critics said about Katharine Hepburn that she played herself in every role… I don’t get your argument. Winter’s Bone totally different than the crazy she played in Silver Linings Playbook and totally different than the kind of crazy she played in American Hustle and Joy was a quiet yet powerful performance like she’s never done before. She is one of the most versatile, she can do anything. And I didn’t mention X-Men, which I thought she was good in, but it didn’t really give her much to do (that’s not exactly a challenging, Oscar worthy role). I mentioned her alternating action heroine Katniss in HG with those Oscar nominated performances (in just 5 years), which shows a lot of range and versatility.

            • Adventurer

              Have you even seen the transformation (not physical) the actresses I mentioned goes through in each role? Emma Stone – The Help, Easy A, Birdman. She changed colour in each role. Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married, Havoc, Interstellar, Les Miserables, TDKR, Intern, etc.. Wide array of colour. Blanchet has too large of a filmography to even discuss. About Hepburn, it is true. She’s a legend, one of my favourite actresses of all which is why I’ve watched most of her movies personally, and there’s strong resemblance in each of her role. She might’ve challenged herself in later roles, but most of her films she played the same trope – a wealthy woman who goes through a change.

              I specifically mentioned the context of her roles are different. JLaw has played the troubled darker coloured trope with a strong facade in most of her previous movies. I specifically also said she showed versatility in Joy, which you seem to have ignored. I’ll reword what I said, JLaw could be versatile but she has yet to show the versatility in her previous roles sans Joy. Passenger is yet to be released so I won’t comment on it. But it stands that I don’t see this “range” you are speaking of yet.

          • TC_94

            Lol, sorry but I totally don’t see Emma Stone’s versatility and can’t understand how you cannot see Lawrence’s which is far superior… lol, funny you bring up Mystique, where I could bring up some pretty terrible Stone performances like Aloha and Blanchett’s Indiana Jones and others… she was really good as Mystique and brought more complexity to the role from the previous interpretation, they gave her practically nothing to do in this last X-Men movie though, not her fault. Silver Linings, Winter’s Bone, AH, Joy, Hunger Games…I’m not talking about different context, her characterization itself and her performances are completely different. She transforms and embodies those characters. I mean, it’s night and day going from Ree with that accent and mannerisms in Winter’s Bone, to the crazy depressed and more mature widow Tiffany, to the type of chaotic craziness as Rosalyn, to the quite and powerful Joy… sorry but I strongly disagree about ‘just different context’… Blanchett has transformed for roles before, but Emma Stone? In just 5 years Lawrence has shown way more versatility.

            • Adventurer

              Stone was not terrible in Aloha, the movie was terrible but the performances weren’t. There’s a difference between roles and script being terrible and the roles being terribly acted, Aloha was a case of former. Blanchett in Indiana Jones was terrible? lol And yet you said JLaw was good as Mystique after the ellipses in the same sentence. Again I’ll reiterate that there was no difference in colour in her role as Mystique and her previous movies. And if you have read the comics, you’d not say she brought more complexities to the role from the previous interpretation as the previous X-Men movies Mystique were more faithful to cannon compared to the ones with JLaw. So it’s not hers but the writer’s doing by giving her role a prominent light. Context and characterisation goes hand in hand. Context shows more material and background, and characterisation shows the type of character and its colour. JLaw plays the troubled (or crazy you could say) and sometimes independent girl (woman) brilliantly, but she has yet to show any other types of role. I could name you almost all of her leading films and she basically repeated her roles – Winter’s Bone? She replayed that role in THG and X-Men. SLB and American Hustle, again she played similar roles with the same characterisation i.e a crazy woman. Serena? It was again a repeat of her previous roles. Also why do you keep mentioning Joy? I’ve already agreed with you that she was different in Joy. Anyway, I’ll reiterate she has not shown this versatility you seem to be obstinate about sans in Joy.

              • TC_94

                Lol.. Blanchett in Indiana Jones was pretty bad (very similar to her antagonist role in the movie Hanna). You say there’s a difference between bad script and performance yet you criticize Lawrence as Mystique (especially in this last X-Men where she was given almost nothing to do, lazy lines, come on). I do think this Mystique is a better version than the previous one who basically was underdeveloped, just there on the side and if making her character more complex and developed means being different from the comics, so be it.. Lawrence played the young forced to become independent strong woman in Winter’s Bone which you already agree is totally different than the kind of strong woman she plays in Joy. Now, when you talk about SLP and American Hustle you are oversimplifying… those are completely DIFFERENT roles, you are lumping them together just because they are troubled (in very different ways), they are completely different kinds of crazy. Tiffany has that maturity, that understanding of herself and what she’s going through, trying to accept her imperfections and deal with her mental disorders. Rosalyn is a completely different animal (have you seen American Hustle or do I have to go on explaining?) It’s night and day. The same when you compare Winter’s Bone and Hunger Games, saying they are the same characters just because the context presents some similarities..they still are VERY different roles, different characters.
                Blanchett has played some diverse roles over the years (and also many that are practically the same, as you say about Lawrence). Emma Stone??…lol, let’s do the same analysis of her roles and I will argue she kind of plays herself in every role.. Gwen in Spiderman kind of that same love interest as Superbad, Easy A…and I don’t even remember other movies she’s been in other than The Help and Birdman… You could make the same argument for any actress… critics criticized Katharine Hepburn at the beginning of her career for ‘playing herself’ in every movie… Personally, I think it’s a BS, pointless argument.

  • Giorgi Baskhajauri

    I hope Isabelle Huppert and Amy Adams <3

    • Fernando Garcia

      Helen Mirren has a wonderful performance in Eye in The Sky

  • Adventurer

    Good gawd. Kate Beckinsale has had high praise from critics for Love & Friendship, yet she’s nowhere to be seen here, on the other hand a bunch of these are from movies which haven’t even premiered anywhere. It’s just laugh worthy.

    • Luke McGowan

      Just because a film has come out doesn’t mean that a sight unseen isn’t more likely to win. The Oscar predictions are for all films, not just the films we’ve seen. A lot of the time Clayton predicts a) whether a film will be good, b) whether the actor/actress will be good and then c) whether it’ll be nominated. The predictions exist to tell us what to watch out for. Otherwise, we’d be naively ignoring the obvious films that would replace names like Beckinsdale, or Shailene Woodley for The Fault in Our Stars for example.

      • Adventurer

        Perfectly fair. Except not mentioning one of the highest acclaimed performances from already-released movies this year is rather unbecoming.

        • Luke McGowan

          Well it’s like mentioning a sports team who is bottom of the ladder but wins the first game of the season. We can put them in the predictions to make them feel good about themselves, but the reality is that the odds are still enormously stacked against them. Beckinsdale’s movie is little seen, little known and came out in the first half of the year. She has to survive Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and a double barrell Amy Adams, not to mention just as high praise for Ruth Negga. Even sight unseen she’s not in the top 10 until something goes her way. It’s just how the world works

          • Adventurer

            I’m not talking about top 5 or 10, Becnkinsale has not been listed as a contender period here (top 40 listed here). As for movie being popular, movies need not be popular for it to get eyed by the Academy. JLaw’s Winter’s Bone was highly unknown at the time she was nominated. Plus it was released in first half of the year as well. I’m not saying she’s gonna get the nod. Just saying her not being listed in the 40 contenders list here is highly ignorant of the author.

            • Luke McGowan

              Clayton mentioned her on CIrcuit Breaker this week, I’m sure he’ll put her on the next update.

            • Blonbb469

              I agree with you. Beckinsale was excellent in Love&Friendship, surprisingly so. Embarrassing that such a performance is being overlooked.

  • Matt St.Clair

    Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
    Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane (I think the timely story about gun control might really resonate with voters)
    Viola Davis, Fences
    Ruth Negga, Loving
    Emma Stone, La La Land

  • Luke McGowan

    1. Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
    2. Viola Davis (Fences)
    3. Emma Stone (La La Land)
    4. Ruth Negga (Loving)
    5. Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals)

    Next 5
    6. Charlotte Le Bon (The Promise)
    7. Alicia Vikander (The Light Between Oceans)
    8. Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
    9. Rooney Mara (Una)
    10. Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

    • Nathan Kovar

      Thank you for having Vikander higher. I just cannot count her lower than eighth, considering she just won in the Supporting Actress category. I could definitely see her following a Jennifer Lawrence/Hollywood ingénue, trajectory and pick up a several nominations in the next half-decade or so. Also, I think the film has all the right ingredients to be a decent player, despite a so-so release date.

  • Mike

    Davis has a significant problem….well, several. First, she campaigns too hard and wants this award too much, which cost her during her last go-round, as the voters rarely respond to desperation. Second, she refuses to put this performance into supporting contention where it belongs. Remember: this same ill-considered strategy cost Rocky’s Talia Shire and Lenny’s Valerie Perrine, among others. Also, when she put herself into leading contention for this role at the Tonys, a lot of grumbling occurred. Sure, she won, but it may’ve been a hollow victory. Third, there’s a lot of competition this year. Fourth, television actors don’t do well at the Oscars when they simultaneously have a tv program on the air. Maybe I’m wrong, but if she wants to win (and, let’s face it: she certainly does), she should put herself in supporting and eschew the heavy campaigning (the latter of which won Oscars for Sean Penn, Daniel Day-Lewis, Meryl Streep, and Mo’nique, among others, over the last few years). Both plans would should humility, grace, and a lack of desperation.

    • Seán Diver

      Melissa Leo’s FYC ad was one of the most desperate things I’ve seen in the race and she still won.

      • Mike

        Yes, but one ill-advised ad does not a whole campaign make.

  • Luke McGowan

    JLaw has been listed twice

  • Blonbb469

    Meryl Streep not in Top 40 for Florence Foster Jenkins!?

    • Luke McGowan

      She is 7, Clayton had her spot accidentally taken up by a double Jennifer Lawrence.

      • Blonbb469

        Thank you for pointing that out, it seems to be corrected on the site now as well…

  • Martin

    Very excited for overdue Viola Davis & Annette Bening (who really should have won for “Kids are alright” instead of Portman in my books). Will they remember Sally Fields excellent work as “Doris” as it was released so early? And while we talking about it – Who will get Honorary Oscar 2017 ? Finally Doris Day ??? Why was this amazingly talented star of the golden area with excellent work in comedy, musical & drama never honored – I can’t understand it ???

    • Blonbb469

      I agree with you about Annette Bening, plus she lost twice to Hilary Swank (BoysDontCry/AmericanBeauty – a toss up; but Bening’s work in BeingJulia was in my opinion clearly superior to Swank’s MillionDollarBaby). Annette Bening – OVERDUE for Oscar gold, even more so than Viola Davis.

  • John

    Well I love Emma Stone but dont really think her as well as gosling’s characters are deep and awards-friendly in La La Land. I think Jessica Chastain will win for Miss sloane or maybe Viola. Ruth Negga and Annette Bening will receive nominations too. Maybe Emma too will receive a nomination. However if Jackie is released this fall then Natalie Portman will also be a possible contender. Even though it wont happen but i really want Lily Collins to receive an oscar nomination for Rules Dont Apply. Love her!

  • Greg

    Please change your contender list to Regina Hall, not Regina King. Both black actresses with the same first name, but not the same person -_-

  • PhC

    Rebecca Hall – Christine
    Sally Hawkins – Maudie
    Isabelle Huppert — Elle

    My favourites to win but i’m sure their work will be overlooked 🙁 this happens every year to my favourites

  • TomNewYorker

    I adore Regina Hall and I’m looking forward for When The Bough Breaks, but that does not look like an oscar film, maybe the Image Award, like when Sanaa Lathan won for The Perfect Guy.

    but I think Jaz Sinclair could be more Award Worthy.

  • Mike

    Bening keeps losing because she plays her characters too theatrically. Every one talks as if she’s trying to reach the cheap seats, swanning, mugging, jerking her body around to extremes (think: American Beauty, Being Julia, The Kids Are All Right.). I know that she has an extensive theatre background, even a Tony nomination early in her career, but most others with similar creds have learned that subtlety plays onscreen, If she can learn to reel it in, so to speak, she might one day win an Oscar. Until then, her over-the-top work will continue to turn off voters, particularly when they watch in their homes.

  • Nacho Labarca

    BEST ACTRESS RACE:
    1-Viola Davis
    2-Taraji P Henson
    3-Ruth Negga
    4-Amy Adams
    5-Annette Bening

  • TC_94

    BEST ACTRESS:
    1. Viola Davis (Fences)
    2. Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
    3. Ruth Negga (Loving)
    4. Jennifer Lawrence (Passengers)
    5. Taraji P Henson (Hidden Figures)

    I hope either Viola Davis or Annette Bening, both highly overdue, win this year.

  • Felipe Dumas Varon

    You didn’t put Sally Hawkins for Maudie? Smh.

  • Tee

    My predictions:

    1. Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane) – I’ll be the naysayer; it might not be Davis’ time. With the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, I’m sure they’ll nominate her. However, combine the hardcore campaign she seems to be set up with and the toxic effect Suicide Squad could have, I think Chastain stands a better chance. She’s been nominated several times already, and I’m sure they’d be willing to honor her again.
    2. Viola Davis (Fences) – I could also be completely wrong; Davis is most definitely a capable actress, and people want it. After all, the first African-American Oscar went to an actress, rather than an actor. Considering the OscarSoWhite situation, she might be able to prove me happily wrong.
    3. Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) – She’s Queen Meryl, and Oscar loves her. When she busts out a capable performance in a period drama, the award nominations are but guranteed.
    4. Emma Stone (La La Land) – Stone has proven herself quite capable, and combine the Oscars love of rewarding performances in musicals (Anne Hatheway, Hugh Jackman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, etc.) with either nominations or even wins, she’s the likely fresh face to be nominated.
    5. Ruth Negga (Loving) – She’s the newcomer of the race, and with her breakout performance on Preacher, I think she’s guranteed a nomination. An award, however, is quite the long shot.

    HM’s
    6. Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
    7. Jennifer Lawrence (Passengers)
    8. Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals)
    9. Taraji B. Henson (Hidden Figures)
    10. Alicia Vikander (The Light Between the Oceans)

  • Thomas mahari

    I Hope For Jennifer Lawrence to be nominated and Chris Pratt also, I can’t wait for their movie Passengers.

    • TC_94

      Me too, and considering the talented involved with Morten Tyldum directing, Passengers could be really amazing and earn Jennifer Lawrence a nomination 😉

  • Patrick Downing

    Huppert has had 15 Cesar nominations, one win; 5 Lumieres nominations, 3 wins; and 5 Moliere nominations, so she has had award recognition. Plus 2 European film awards, and 6 film festival awards.

    • Giorgi Baskhajauri

      + Two time Cannes Film Festival winner

    • YCo

      But no Oscar nom. When people say Adams, Davis, Stone are ‘overdue’ – it’s absurd when you consider Huppert’s body of work.

  • Patrick Downing

    Amy Adams and Emma Stone are getting raves at the festivals. Viola Davis won a Tony for Fences. After those 3 who knows.

    • TC_94

      I don’t think Adams is getting nominated and I think Annette Bening or Viola Davis will finally get the Oscar, which they both really deserve.

  • Disney Vasquez

    So, ‘Fences’ doesn’t have a Trailer or nothing. But these idiots have it being nominated in every category?

    • Jonathan

      •Great source material
      •Great cast
      •Awards season release date
      •The Academy loves Washington – although his first two directorial efforts didn’t receive any nods, this passion project of his could be third time’s the charm

    • Welcome to the world of predicting Disney.

  • Sybie

    1. Viola Davis (Fences)
    2. Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane – Could be a winner as it combats a modern issue)
    3. Emma Stone (La La Land – A nomination is well deserved, but doesn’t seem to have the weight of the others)
    4. Ruth Negga (Loving)
    5. Amy Adams (Arrival or Nocturnal Animals – With two great films a nomination is highly likely)
    Other Possibilities
    6. Emily Hunt (The Girl on a Train – With the success of Gone Girl, we may see she get a well deserved nomination)
    7. Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures – After resent award triumph, she will be fresh in the votes minds)
    8. Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
    Underrated Possibilities
    9. Natalie Portman (Jackie – If it’s realised in time we could see a similar success to The Iron Lady)
    10. Alicia Vikander (The Light Between Oceans – A higher unnoticed contender with a truly emotional role)

  • monteg

    1. Viola Davis (Fences)
    2. Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
    3. Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals)
    4. Ruth Negga (Loving)
    5. Alicia Vikander (The Light Between Oceans)

  • monteg

    1. Viola Davis (Fences)
    2. Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
    3. Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals)
    4. Emma Stone (La La Land)
    5. Alicia Vikander (The Light Between Oceans)

  • reinhardkalis88

    – Emma Stone (La La Land)
    – Viola Davis (Fences)
    – Annette Bening (21 Century Women)
    – Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloan)
    – Ruth Negga (Loving)

    No matter who’s the best, we need to stop this “overdue narrative”-thing, we’re losing the fun of awards season :(((

  • Lana

    – Viola Davis (Fences)
    – Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
    – Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
    – Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
    – Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals)

  • dario

    If Larrain’s Jackie is eligible, which I think it will be, I expect Natalie Portman to be a major contender. A role as Oscar-baity as they come and first reviews after the screening in Venice are excellent, both for her and the movie.

  • Brady Smith

    If Assassin’s Creed ends up being good is it possible Cotillard or Fassbender could come into play or would it still only grab tech noms?

  • Luke McGowan

    Updated:

    1. Emma Stone
    2. Viola Davis
    3. Jessica Chastain
    4. Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals)
    5. Ruth Negga

    I do not believe that 20th Century Women is going to be as big as everyone thinks.

  • Luke McGowan

    I really hope they don’t push out one of the big names to push Streep…

    • Antony Hearmon

      hmm like Emma Thompson the other year!

    • Sabrina

      I doubt nothing. Last year, they pushed out a bunch of actresses with great performances (incluiding Charlize Theron who gave one of the best performances of the year) just to push Jennifer Lawrence in.

  • Fernando Garcia

    There’s any chance to Sonia Braga in Aquarius?

  • Luke McGowan

    I don’t think Negga is our Paul Giamatti miss, because not only is she the best part of her film, but her film is a very strong best picture front runner. She’s an instant check off. Sideways and Captain Phillips were both thinner than Loving overall. Be more worried about 20th Century Women a film whose buzz is entirely based on sight unseen from a director who got a veteran his Oscar in a weak year but was the only(?) nomination for the film.

  • Natalie Portman is going to be nominated.

  • Jonathan

    1. Viola Davis (“Fences”)
    2. Emma Stone (“La La Land”)
    3. Ruth Negga (“Loving”)
    4. Natalie Portman (“Jackie”)
    5. Jessica Chastain (“Miss Sloane”)

    ALTERNATES:
    -Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)
    -Amy Adams (“Nocturnal Animals”)
    -Annette Bening (“20th Century Women”)
    -Jennifer Lawrence (“Passengers”)
    -Taraji P. Henson (“Hidden Figures”)

  • shitbrick

    i would be surpised if streep gets snubbed oscars love him

  • shitbrick

    loved her

  • reinhardkalis88

    UPDATED :
    Emma Stone : La La Land (seemingly a lock)
    Natalie Portman : Jackie (seemingly a lock)
    Viola Davis : Fence (if she goes supporting, then ………… )
    Ruth Negga : Loving
    Isabelle Huppert : Elle (needs Charlotte Rampling-moment)
    Big threats : Annette Bening : 20th Century Woman, Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)

  • Antony Hearmon

    It would be fascinating if both Amy Adams and Viola Davis
    were nominated- who to win?- both overdue and Davis especially ‘robbed’ by
    Meryl Streep several years ago- and Adams to join Glen Close, Deborah Kerr and Thelma
    Ritter in a most unenviable ‘record’ of 6 nominations and no win- – either win
    would be great, and either loss heart-breaking! and goodness if Annette Bening nominated too- this may well go against all three of them then as the votes will be split- oo Emily Blunt it is then!!

  • Pedro

    I think Hailee Steinfeld should move a few places up in the list after the rave reviews of “The Edge of Seventeen” at TIFF.

  • Paulo Egidio

    Sonia Braga is going to be a strong contender for some reasons…Above all her performance in Aquarius is brilliant and the political moment in Brazil right now needs representation. People against the new government hope that this situation will be unveiled to the world, and the Oscars is the perfect window for that.

    • Rodrigo Martins Damasceno

      Goodnight, its very difficult for her at this moment,because Aquarius don’t is the choice for best foreing Language movie, but i’m want Sônia Braga in the Oscar! Why not?

  • shitbrick

    I think academy will give annet the oscar as make up for the past losses. Shes been in business very long time has yet to win oscar

  • Trevor Pacelli

    Of all the Oscar prediction sites I went to for this category, I am surprised that not one of them made any mention of Emilia Clarke’s performance in Me Before You. While the movie itself may have needed some improvement, the Game of Thrones star was absolutely believable in every way and completely stole the screen with the passion she clearly showed for the part. Her performance in Me Before You may not been as good as five other actresses this year, but she still deserves a shot.

    Just because Me Before You is a romantic comedy doesn’t completely dismiss it from any merit.

    • Luke McGowan

      Golden Globe is her best bet, like it or not

  • TC_94

    Viola Davis or Annette Bening for the win, they are both highly overdue.

    • Luke McGowan

      People like you are the problem.

      • TC_94

        I hear Annette Bening is great in 20th Century Women, maybe one of her career best if not the best… Viola Davis looks like she’s going to give another great performance in Fences (again, why doesn’t she have an Oscar yet?)…
        The problem is in your head.

        • Luke McGowan

          The problem I was referring to was the endemic of “we have to nominate JLaw for everything so people watch the Oscars”

          • TC_94

            I was just being honest, the Oscars need her, as said in American Hustle ‘she’s the life of the party’ 😉 …if she deserves to be nominated for Passengers she will be.

          • michaeldal65

            Couldn’t agree more.

  • Giorgi Baskhajauri

    I think Cynthia Nixon(A Quiet Passion) must be in this list.

  • Rodrigo Martins Damasceno

    Adriana Barraza isn´t the in list?
    Why?

    • Why should she be on the list? For which movie?

      • Rodrigo Martins Damasceno

        Everything Else

  • Luke McGowan

    I reaslly think Loving is this year’s Foxcatcher. Its been playing since Cannes but everyone gets so comfortable with it they start sitting it out of the main list, and in the end Carrell/Negga slips in to the surprise of everyone except me. Davis could be the David Oyelowo – the one we call a lock and turns out getting missed.

  • Jourdan Verdé

    Viola Davis will live up to the hype. I saw her on Opening Night of “Fences” on Broadway and predicted then that she would win the Tony, which she did. All she has to do is pull a Shirley Booth and replicate her exact performance on screen and she will win because she’s great and She’s overdue and people still feel the sting of her losing for “The Help” and this time Meryl won’t prove to be a threat.

  • Blonbb469

    Really exciting year. I would go with Bening, Stone, Portman, Streep and Davis, in that order.

    • Job Marc Opalla

      Chastain?

  • Job Marc Opalla

    This surely would be the most hotly contested category in the Oscars 2017.
    Here are my nominees (in particular order):
    Viola Davis – She’s always been good in every movie she’s in and she should’ve won for The Help, but the Academy went for Meryl Streep instead (I really do hope she’s not going to get in at the compromise of a much deserving performance). Not to mention that she’s won a Tony for the role she’s in now.
    Emma Stone – I’ve always questioned Stone’s acting until I saw her in Birdman, and now I think she’s rightfully earned her place as a true actress. The trailer for La la land bespeaks about the multi-faceted talents of Stone and the fact that she’s the center piece of the film will surely give her a boost.
    Jessica Chastain – Always a fan of Jess. Should’ve won for Zero Dark Thirty but the Academy went for the it girl JLaw. Should’ve been nominated for A Most Violent Year. Now she’s in a movie that if plays well could’ve bag her another nod if not the win.
    Natalie Portman – Always a good actress. and the trailer for Jackie shows how she’s not just played Jackie but became Jackie.
    Ruth Negga – a timely them in the face of the #OscarsSoWhite plus the expressive big eyes and qulaity film from Jeff Nichols, Negga has a strong case.

    • Adventurer

      Davis has always been good in every movie she’s in? Did you miss the farce called Suicide Squad? lol Albeit, I see your point. She’s a brilliant actress when she’s at her best (Doubt, The Help, Fences).

      Emma Stone has actually been in my eyes since I first saw her in Easy A (I remember thinking she’ll grow to be a great), then she was in the Help (although, her role performance wasn’t spectular). Then that incredibly performance in Birdman, when she stole the show from veterans Keaton and Norton.

      I agree with all my heart. Chastain for ZDT was the winner in my eyes as well.

      • Job Marc Opalla

        Suicide squad is farce but not Davis. And I agree that she’s spectacular in the small screen time she’s in in Doubt.
        I hope that these three The Help stars be nominated.

        • Adventurer

          All of them are pretty much set. Although I’d remove Negga and put in Adams (for Arrival). Stone and Davis especially seems locked for a nod atleast, unless Davis goes for supporting which seems unlikely. Portman, Davis, Stone, Chastain & Adams are my choices.

  • Dmitry Knipper

    I predict that Golshifteh Farahani in “Paterson” will get more attention as a contender once that film opens.

    • Beth McGowan

      Nahhh, she’s pretty annoying in the film and definitely not awards-friendly.

  • Luke McGowan

    I’m thoroughly relieved Davis is out of lead – this category was just too full! As much as I want Taraji and Chastain to get in, I’m pegging Bening, Portman, Stone, Negga and Adams (Arrival) as my five.

  • Maciek

    It will be super funny if Annette Bening loses to Natalie Portman for the second time. Then we would have a tie between Hilary Swank and Natalie. 🙂

  • Ambuj Singh

    kate winslet for best actress in The Dressmaker she did amazing job.. so did Judy davis for Supporting actress

    • Luke McGowan

      The Dressmaker is an abortion of a film. Winslet was good but the film is so bad its got no hope

    • Adventurer

      The Dressmaker is a farce, it’s highly unlikely it’s gonna get a nod over the ladies above.

    • Blonbb469

      I agree, great performances by both, but in a TERRIBLE film. Neither stand a chance at a nomination.

  • Adventurer

    I had a feeling Davis would go for supporting. lol Funny how it all turns out.

  • michaeldal65

    After just seeing Huppert in ELLE, she needs and deserves to be in the Top 5. Sensational, subtle, excellent.

  • Kuntilanak

    Meryl Streep should win!!!

    • Adventurer

      For FFJ? No way. She should not even be nominated for that movie.

    • Kian

      I think her only chance of getting nominated for FFJ is in Golden Globes. She’s unsurprisingly still good here though, but I am still hoping for her 4th Oscar as well!

  • Job Marc Opalla

    Jessica Chastain for Miss Sloane deserves a nomination!

  • Kian

    Best Actress in a Leading Role
    (Updated: November 03, 2016)

    Can I just say how competitive this category is? I wouldn’t be surprised (at all) if any of our predicted nominees will win.

    1. Emma Stone – “La La Land”
    2. Natalie Portman – “Jackie”
    3. Annette Bening – “20th Century Women”
    4. Ruth Negga – “Loving”
    5. Isabelle Huppert – “Elle”

  • Greg

    Amy Adams should be nominated AND win!

  • Xandro Tirador

    Don’t underestimate Amy Adams and her performance in Arrival. With almost all the reviews unanimously praising her performance, all she needs is a strong campaign from Paramount.

    • Greg

      That’s what I was thinking. Every single review said she’s more than Oscar worthy.

      • Xandro Tirador

        Yes. Miss Sloane is facing danger in Rotten Tomatoes with a tentative 64% and I think it won’t go higher than that, because mostly, a very good film starts off from 100% just like what Arrival did.

        • Adventurer

          Iron Lady was abhorred. Meryl Streep won. Not to mention RT is not a very reliable source for Oscar predictions.

          • Xandro Tirador

            Yes. Because it’s MERYL STREEP. And yes. Meryl is the first and only actress to win an Oscar in a film below 60% in RT.

            • Adventurer

              But there has been many films with similar score that has gotten the Best Actress nod, which is the point I was making.

              • Xandro Tirador

                Like what?

                • Adventurer

                  Joy, Albert Nobbs, North Country, Music of the Heart, Changeling etc.

  • Oğuz

    My predictions are

    1-Emma Stone La La Land
    2-Annette Bening 20th Century Women
    3-Natalie Portman Jackie
    4-Isabelle Huppert Elle
    5-Ruth Negga Loving
    6-Jessica Chastain Miss Sloane
    7-Meryl Streep Florence Foster Jenkins
    8-Rachel Weisz Denial

    Looks like Stone, Bening and Portman are the locks. I reckon Huppert will recieve a huge support from critics and she’ll land a nomination like Charlotte Rampling. Unlike everyone, I doubt the chances of Ruth Negga. I feel like she is not going to be at top 5 at the end.

    Jessica Chastain is in the race with gun control movie which make me wonder if she can get her third nomination. She isn’t looking that much great in trailer though. Meryl Streep is the new recipient of Cecil B. DeMille award which means she wants that 20th nomination. And also many people underestimate Rachel Weisz’s performance but she was WONDERFUL and could easily be in the top 5.

    • Greg

      You’re underestimated Amy Adams in Arrival. She’s having RAVE reviews.

  • Lucas Le Moal

    i want emma stone (la la land), natalie portman (jackie), jessica chastain (miss sloane) ruth negga (loving)amy adams (nocturnal animals)and alicia vikander (the light between oceans)

    • Job Marc Opalla

      I want Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane), Emma Stone (La la land), Natalie Portman (JAckie), Ruth Negga (Loving) and Annette Bening (20th Century Women).

  • Xandro Tirador

    My personal prediction:
    1. Natalie Portman for Jackie (the trailer of Jackie itself will affirm you she’s a lock for a nomination)
    2. Amy Adams for Arrival (will be a lock if Paramount campaigns strongly and pushes her through)
    3. Annette Bening for 20th Century Women (still not sure though. maybe because she’s in an ensemble)
    4. Emma Stone for La La Land (Just got carried by the magic of the film but still a lock)
    5. Ruth Negga for Loving (the academy loves strong performances from actors that are newbie in the circuit)

  • Brennan

    I have learned not to bet against Meryl Streep to be nominated for an Oscar. EVER.

  • Daniel Bankov

    I think the critics can carry Huppert to the top 5..or I certainly hope so. The reviews of Elle are glowing (89 on MC) and she is long overdue.

  • Adventurer

    My final prediction –
    1. Amy Adams – Arrival
    2. Emma Stone – Lala Land
    3. Natalie Portman – Jackie
    4. Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
    5. Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane

    Arrival has received unanimous praise with critics raving Adams’ performance Oscar-worthy. That and her streak of getting Academy nods might have an impact this year. She might even win if Academy hands out awards like they did last year (let’s face it, Michael or Eddie were the rightful winner even though everyone agreed Leo would win). Emma’s Lala Land performance has been a dead lock for a nod since the screening of the film. So it’s a no brainer. Same with Miss Portman’s stint in Jackie.

    Annette Bening is what I’m very skeptical about. A nod seems dead lock now especially since Davis has moved to Supporting, but a win seems unlikely in my opinion. Chastain is now in danger with Miss Sloane failing to make impression upon critics (but her performance is still getting singled out as award-worthy). Although I still believe she has a higher chance of getting a nod than both Streep and Negga.

  • Blonbb469

    Bening, Stone, Portman, Streep and Negga. Amy Adams could easily replace Meryl Streep or Ruth Negga. Do not underestimate Annette Bening, a glowing performance in 20th Century Women and three heartbreaking losses in Best Actress category already…

    • thomas voulgaris

      god bless you blonbb469 . totally agree. though i think isabelle huppert will take the fifth slot over mery streep and

      amy adams

    • michaeldal65

      And one loss in Support. I’m absolutely rooting for her. It Is Time.

      Its astounding how many misses she’s had and little ingenues with barely any visibility, by comparison, have one.

  • Giorgi Baskhajauri

    My favorite three: Isabelle Huppert, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone <3

  • Demetra

    Here’s what’s actually gonna happen:

    1. Emma Stone (La La Land)
    2. Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
    3. Natalie Portman (Jackie)
    4. Ruth Negga (Loving)
    5. Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

  • Malvinna

    How the hell Isabelle Huppert isn’t in the top 5?! Should definitely be higher!
    Streep ain’t getting a nod this time. Also, highly doubt Chastain is getting a nod for this.

    • Malvinna

      Few more points to Huppert, who won The Gotham Award today, beating Portman and Bening!

  • Kuntilanak

    Meryl Streep will win.

    • Greg

      She will not be nominated

    • michaeldal65

      Sorry to contradict but there is no way she’ll win this year. As typically good as she was, she’ll be lucky to get a nomination. And while I’d love to see Huppert take it, its time for Bening. Long overdue. She’s never less than excellent.

  • disqus_IRJj3JUkPn

    my top 5
    1.Natalie Portman (win)
    2.Emma Stone
    3. Meryl Streep
    4.Annette Bening
    5.Isabelle Huppert

  • Malvinna

    It’s crystal clear that the only ones in the game at this point are:
    Huppert
    Bening
    Portman
    Stone
    Adams
    Negga

    That’s it. Streep, Chastain and all the rest are out. Looks like Bening, Portman and Stone are locks, so one of the remaining 3 won’t get a nod.
    Personally, I’m rooting for Isabelle all the way to to the Oscar!

    • Alec Glass

      that is so premature its absurd… using that logic, Marion Cotillard would have been out two years ago. Shit even Jennifer Aniston would have been out at this point and she was the presumed 5 later on that then got knocked out by Cotillard so, sure those are the leading 6 I’ll give you that but lets not act as if things are that neat at this point

      • Malvinna

        Those 6 are the only ones that have a chance of being nominated. Also, it will probably be Adams over Negga, but it’s too risky to make a bet on that one, that early.

        However, unlike the male category, it’s unclear who will actually win this year.

        • CJ

          How are you feeling about your statement now?? …

          • Malvinna

            That Streep still be bubbling under, as she has been MIA in almost all critics lists. But do come back after the GGs.

  • Daniel Motta

    My predictions:
    1. Emma Stone
    2. Annette Bening
    3. Natalie Portman
    4. Isabelle Huppert
    5. Amy Adams

  • Paul Skye Karim Kahawaty

    Ms. Isabelle Hupert should win!

  • Malvinna

    Huppert was never gonna get a SAG nod; non-Americans don’t do so great there, to say the least. Huppert has won 7 awards (Gotham + various critics) for Elle, thus far.
    Portman won 3. However, Portman didn’t miss ANY nomination! Right now it looks like it’s between Huppert and Portman. Huppert leads Metacritics list, followed by Portman.

    Bening is losing serious momentum; missing SAG and many critics lists.

    • paolo saenz

      i know how the Academy works and i think Huppert will be out of the top 5

      • Malvinna

        Oh, do tell pls! lol!

  • Cornelius Buttersby

    Should read ‘as is Huppert, whom we assumed’.

  • FM Talks

    Huppert doesn’t need SAG for a nomination. Rampling didn’t have one either.

  • Tee

    1. Emma Stone
    2. Natalie Portman
    3. Amy Adams
    4. Isabella Huppert
    5. Ruth Negga

  • Isabele Gomes

    Anette Bening
    Isabelle Huppert(Win)
    Natalie Portman
    Emma Stone
    Meryl Streep

  • Jordan De Pass

    No doubt Natalie is taking this one. The competition this year in all categories isn’t really there compared to the last few years

    • Adventurer

      What? The Best Actress category is at its finest since 2014 (when Blanchett won for Blue Jasmine). The category in the previous edition was devoid of competition. While Larson won, the other nominees with the exception of Rampling (as much as I love Blanchett and Ronan) weren’t anywhere near as good as this year.

  • disqus_IRJj3JUkPn

    Meryl Streep the best of the best every year

  • voncastle

    Happy to see Meryl back in the Top after so many pundits had her down to 7th / 8th… She should be nominated even for reading a phone directory hehehe, in any case, don’t understand why soooo many predictor websites keep her off the main 5, they should have learned their lesson by now (if their game is ranking odds rather than preferences…) 🙂 Huppert is waaay overdue (zero noms!!!); don’t see why Emma or Amy are predicted (cute performances that don’t push much beyond camera chemistry); Portman will win, but Huppert should; My Top 5 Performances:
    1) Isabelle Huppert
    2) Meryl Streep
    3) Natalie Portman
    4) Annette Bening
    5) Sonia Braga

  • Sơn Tăng

    I think Top 5 Nominations for Best Actress
    * Amy Adams – Arrival
    * Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
    * Natalie Portman – Jackie
    * Emma Stone – La La Land
    * Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
    and after all, the oscar should go to Emma Stone for her great performance in La La Land. Poor Amy When she couldn’t win after six nominations (including Arrival)

  • sailingsam

    Jessica Chastain is my favorite lead actress performance in Miss Sloane. NRA and its members are attacking this film.

    • Not really. The film has reviews that are average at best and basically no one went to see it at the theaters. It’s just a dud.

  • Stein-Erik Rutledal

    If they for real nominate Streep over Hupert it’s ridiculous. It’s a third string comedic performance from Streep vs Hupert who delivered two of the best performances by any actor this year.

    • disqus_IRJj3JUkPn

      Ιts so simple, Meryl will be nominate because she is better . She is amazing in Florence Foster Jenkins. Hupert its nice in Elle but not enough to be nominate.

      • Stein-Erik Rutledal

        Oh, you’re serious, let me laugh even harder.

        Hupert wipes the floor with Streep in both Elle and Things to Come.

        • disqus_IRJj3JUkPn

          Υou are ridiculous likely France

          • Stein-Erik Rutledal

            Nope, just tired of seeing second string performances slip through on name when there’s actors doing great work out there.

            • disqus_IRJj3JUkPn

              Meryl Streep does a great job and it’s fair to be nominate this year . .
              She is the greatest actress of all time ( with Batte Davis ) .

              • Stein-Erik Rutledal

                I don’t think it’s fair that whatever A lister does a biopic gets a free pass for an Oscar nom that year.

                • adertamilka .

                  You can WAIT and see. Maybe both Meryl and Isabelle will be nominated. Stop moaning.

                  • disqus_IRJj3JUkPn

                    I think the nominations will be
                    1. Portman (Win)
                    2.Stone (Its great but not enough to win)
                    3.Adams(The dark horse , possibly the surprise to win)
                    4.Streep ( Its fair to be nominate )
                    5.Huppert or Negga

              • Adventurer

                Streep is the greatest actress of all time? You must be high. Bergman, Davis, K.Hepburn, Lombard, Shearer etc. will get up from their graves and smack you for making a blasphemous comment like that.

                • disqus_IRJj3JUkPn

                  Absolutly she is . The top actresess of the time are Bette Davis , Meryl Streep .

                  • Adventurer

                    You need to watch more movies before making idiotic claims like that.

                    • disqus_IRJj3JUkPn

                      I have see so much movies and say Meryl and Davis are the greatest actresess. Evryone who knows about cinema agrees with this .

                    • Adventurer

                      That sounds funny considering you exclaimed Streep is better than the legends I mentioned because she is not. Streep might be the greatest post-Golden age, but not of all time.

                    • disqus_IRJj3JUkPn

                      Absolutly of all the time 🙂

                • michaeldal65

                  I think you might be pushing it a little there listing Lombard & Shearer. Both very talented but nowhere near the track record of sustained GREAT work by Streep & Davis (even when she was in crap, and that’s a lot, she was incredible). Not taking sides, just saying. And I’ll just drop Sigourney Weaver into the conversation if we’re talking about truly great actresses.

            • Joshua Black

              What happened to third string? Haha

      • Streep is a better actress than Huppert overall, but she’s not better in FFJ.

  • Lucas Le Moal

    my favorites : natalie portman, ruth negga, amy adams, jessica chastain, marion cotillard, sonia braga and alicia vikander

  • Christian

    Actually I hope that Sandra Hueller sneak into the top contenders for her fabulous work in “Toni Erdmann”.
    But it’s gonna be hard for foreign actresses -.-

    • Christian

      … and finally she wins over Isabelle Huppert at the European Film Awards.

  • Joshua Black

    Beckinsale…wtf nom

  • Alfred

    Aquarius and The unknown girl aren’t eligible.

  • Bryce

    Amy Adams
    Emma Stone
    Jessica Chastain
    Natalie Portman
    Ruth Negga

    I am going to be quite honest with you all, I don’t think Portman will get it. Although she was great in Jackie, two other people did better, and they are Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain. I honestly think it will go down to them, as well as Natalie Portman, but I think it will be Emma Stone getting her first oscar.

    • dean

      Any actress could have done what Emma Stone did, Amy Adams did better in Arrival, and Portman was amazing in Jackie.

  • Kian

    1. Isabelle Huppert
    2. Natalie Portman
    3. Emma Stone
    4. Amy Adams
    5. Ruth Negga

    Huppert has been sweeping some critics awards, so I think she’s getting a nod. But that woman is way too overdue for an Oscar nomination. I hope she wins!
    Portman is easily the contender here, and since she’s pregnant again it may be possible for a win too (hahahaha). We may also be looking for a new member of the “5 year mark win” club along with Hilary Swank, Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis, etc.
    I don’t know about Emma though, I mean her performance is amazing but it can be done by any actress tbh so a “win” may be unfair for those actresses with much more demanding roles. I still love her though!
    Poor Amy though joining the “6 noms, 0 win” club with Deborah Kerr and Glenn Close.

    The 5th spot is where I am skeptical though, Meryl or Annette could get in. But as much as I love Meryl, I don’t want her to get it with FFJ. Her 20th nomination (and 4th win god I hope!) should be something unforgettable and remarkable to retify her legacy.

  • Tee

    Will Win:
    1. Annette Benning- This category tends to favor veterans, with notable exception to Jennifer Lawrence and Brie Larson, that need an award (Kate Winslet, Sandra Bullock, etc.). Hilary Swank is the only recent winner to have a previous win, so I’d be willing to bet on Benning winning over the favorite Portman.
    2. Amy Adams
    3. Emma Stone
    4. Natalie Portman
    5. Meryl Streep, with great disdain
    Should Win:
    I haven’t seen nearly as many actress films this year, so forgive me for my relatively crude list.
    1. Amy Adams
    2. Hailee Steinfeld
    3. Ruth Negga
    4. Tika Sumpter
    5. Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    • Joshua Black

      Which amy Adams performance?

      • Tee

        Arrival, for both.

  • Adventurer

    This is such a competitive category. Portman’s been dominating critics’ prizes, but I’m inclined to believe Academy will favour veterans Bening and Adams more. I hope Adams wins personally.

    • dean

      I hope Bening wins, its about time. Also, I wish Adams would win too.

  • Alfred

    I believe, the 5 nominations will come out of these 11 actresses: Hupert (you put her too low she is the real threat, she may take it all the way), Adams, Stone, Portman, Negga, Bening, Streep, Henson, Chastain, Blunt and two awesome performances that may pull pleasant surprises, Field and Hall. Such a great year for female characters.

    • Alfred

      Sorry, I meant 12 actresses!

      • Christian

        Actually I hope Sandra Hueller from ‘Toni Erdmann’ could sneak in like years ago Emanuelle Riva (Amour). But finally it’s hard for foreign actresses.

        • Alfred

          Indeed and in a year with Isabelle Hupert almost locked, it won’t happen with two foreigners (this had happened only once in 1976).

          • Christian

            I thought “Elle” was locked for best foreign language film, but it wasn’t.
            And maybe AMPAS will nominate Streep over Huppert. You really never know what the members vote for.

            • Alfred

              You are right but the same happened for Cotillard. Awesome Dardenne brothers not even as a shortlist but she in the leading. Also, Cruz. Volver only in the shortlist and didn’t advance but she in the leading. But indeed you never know.

    • AyeAye

      LOL you just listed every actresses who’ve been nominated (or winning) at critic awards until now. Everyone knows it’s gonna be 5 women out of those with Adams, Stone and Portman locked for a nod.

      • Alfred

        Indeed this year’s category doesn’t have dark horses but I didn’t put only the front-runners that everyone knows. Field and Hall are underrated and everyone puts them completely out.

      • Zooey Bloom

        I don’t see Adams as a lock.

        • AyeAye

          Adams (Arrival) has been nominated in almost every major critic shows as well as non-critic shows until now. She’s a lock.

          • Zooey Bloom

            You can tell that to Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and Helen Mirren. They’ll agree.

            • AyeAye

              Again, I’ll repeat that she has been nominated in both major critics and non-critic shows. Not to mention Academy loves Adams, as much as they loved Dicaprio.

  • AyeAye

    Stone, Adams, Portman, Bening and Huppert are my bets with Adams winning (LET IT BE PLEASE lol).

  • sailingsam

    Jessica Chastain should win for Miss Sloane. ..

  • Nate Lyless

    EHM…EXCUSE ME JENNIFER LAWRENCE ABOVE ALICIA VIKANDER ?! I MEAN WERE YOU BLIND WHEN YOU WATCHED THE MOVIES? ALICIA DESERVES THE DAMN NOMINATION, CAUSE HER PERFORMANCE WAS AMONG THE BEST OF THE YEAR, MUCH MORE SUPERIOR THAN NATALIE’S TO BEGIN WITH.

    • adertamilka .

      And then you woke up.

      • Nate Lyless

        Ehm what?

    • Adventurer

      Neither of them deserves the nomination. All that Passenger proved as Jennifer Lawrence cannot do roles beyond her usual niche of crazy independent woman. And all Light Between Oceans proved was that Alicia needs to choose better movies.

      • Nate Lyless

        Light between the oceans is majestic and so is Alicia’s outstanding performance. Try again

        • Adventurer

          Majestic? A screenplay overburdened with melodrama does not equal magnificence. Even the two leads’ acting abilities and beautiful cinematography could not save that film from being overwhelmingly tragic.

          • Nate Lyless

            Well that kind of tragic approach was typical for that time period , it’s not set nowadays tbh… They also were isolated from the rest of the world so the chances to take things differently are very scarce..

  • Ian Rousseaux

    Natalie Portman will win Best Actress!

  • Alfred

    My final prediction nominees: Emma Stone “La La Land“, Natalie Portman “Jackie“, Amy Adams “Arrival“, Isabelle Huppert “Elle“ and Ruth Negga “Loving“. Meryl Streep won’t gain her 20th nomination with “Florence Foster Jenkins” nor Annette Bening her 5th with “20th Century Women” (she lost it twice by Hillary Swank, she won’t lost it again twice by Natalie Portman. She won’t be nominated at all).

    • Zooey Bloom

      Aw, Meryl will be nominated. And nope, Portman won’t win. Emma will.

  • DaKardii

    My prediction so far (will update when BAFTA nominations are announced)

    -Amy Adams for Arrival
    -Isabelle Huppert for Elle
    -Natalie Portman for Jackie
    -Emma Stone for La La Land

    The fifth one will be either Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins, Ruth Negga for Loving, or Annette Benning for 20th Century Women.

    • jmlatinsir

      Wholeheartedly agree. I would hate to see Streep left out. She was the heart and soul of that picture, but Negga and Benning are very strong contenders.

      • adertamilka .

        She was comedy gold. Loved the performance !

    • Zooey Bloom

      Streep has Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations. She’s in a film older voters would eat up. And following that Cecil B.DeMille speech she won’t be left out. She’s top three. Watch out at SAG.

  • DaKardii

    UPDATED AND FINAL PREDICTION, NOW THAT BAFTA NOMINATIONS ARE OUT

    Best Actress is locked up.

    -Amy Adams for Arrival
    -Isabelle Huppert for Elle
    -Natalie Portman for Jackie
    -Emma Stone for La La Land
    -Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins

  • Pokermask

    My predictions for Best Actress at the moment:
    Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
    Isabelle Hupert – Elle
    Natalie Portman – Jackie
    Emma Stone – La La Land
    Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

    Top choice: Emma Stone – La La Land

    • Zooey Bloom

      I’d love to see Bening nominated, but the Academy’s actors’ branch is so boring. They would nominate Amy Adams for what is pretty forgettable performance.

  • Zooey Bloom

    Natalie needed that Globe to remain the front-runner. So far she only has Critics’ Choice. All the major critics snubbed her. The Globes didn’t give her the win. She won six years ago and her career after the win was non-existent until now. And above all, she goes against Emma Stone who’s in a beloved best picture front-runner, who’s younger and quite hot, who was in The Help and Birdman. Jackie won’t even make it into best picture. Emma takes SAG and the Oscar. But I wonder whether Meryl Streep could take SAG following that Globe speech and turn the race upside down.

  • disqus_IRJj3JUkPn

    My prediction nominees agaim
    1.Portman
    2.Stone
    3.Streep
    4.Hupert
    5.Adams

    Portman lose the change to win this year
    Hupert no much change to win
    Adams can’t win and this year
    Stone has more change , but its not oscar worth
    Meryl Streep its Meryl Streep great and in Florence Foster Jenkins
    So I think its between Stone /Streep

  • Miles Allen

    I think this race comes down to SAG. Natalie
    Portman won Critics Choice, Isabelle Huppert and Emma Stone won Golden Globes, and I am predicting Amy Adams to win at BAFTAS because two movies she was in (Arrival and Nocturnal Animals) received 9 nominations apeice (second to La La Land) so they were obviously both well received by BAFTA voters, (Arrival was nominated for Best Film, what she was actually nominated for) and since they were both well received there is a high possibility that she could have split the vote, but considering she got in anyway means that the majority of BAFTA voters could all rally around her for Arrival and give her the win she deserves (this is her 6th BAFTA nomination and she’s never won.) Anyway, I think the fifth spot is pretty open, and while Meryl Streep might very well get it, I am still holding out hope for Annette Bening to sneak in there, although her film isn’t getting much buzz. I think that whoever wins at SAG will win the Oscar.

    Prediction (alphabetical order)
    Amy Adams, Arrival
    Annette Bening, 20th Century Women (or Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins)
    Isabelle Huppert, Elle
    Natalie Portman, Jackie
    Emma Stone, La La Land * (predicted winner)

  • Demetra

    Amy Adams? LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • marsha brightly

    Isabelle Huppert, Elle**winner
    Emma Stone, La La Land 2nd place
    Natalie Portman, Jackie 3th place
    ruth negga…oscar needs new face…

    5th …wild card between annete benning vs amy adams…bet for annete..

    meryl???oh god not for her this year..i dont know why crtics love her performance but for me personaly its TOO MUCH…i dont think that
    Florence Foster Jenkins life’s like meryl did…lol…guys please..if u do biopic(REAL and non fiction) do that in real way…

  • Oscar Academy

    Why is girl on the train on the top five? And Isabelle Huppert is not.

    • Adventurer

      Because Huppert is missing out on televised shows. Trust me, I don’t like it either but it seems more likely that she’ll miss out this year although not against Blunt. I’m sure Blunt will miss out as well.

      • Oscar Academy

        That is a shame as Ms.Huppert has been recognized for her amazing portayal at many of the important critic awards and the golden globes and it would be a great injustice to not see her nominated.

        • Oscar Academy

          Afterall the academy has been very welcoming in years past to foreign actresses in the past like last year with Charlotte Rampling and in 2012 with Emmanuelle Riva.

        • Adventurer

          Yes, it is a major shame. I’d personally put it up at the top two. If it were upto me I’d tie the win between her and Adams. As much as I loved Stone, I didn’t think she was more impressive than the other frontrunners. Portman was impressive as well but I’d rather give simpler, nuanced performances like Huppert/Adams/Stone’s the win over a bait role like hers. Blunt was simply not Academy award nomination-worthy in that movie IMO, Bening was better. Streep shouldn’t even be considered for the category IMO

          • Oscar Academy

            I think Adam’s is very deserving as well even though Jackie is classic oscar bait Portman can act the hell out of that role and i think it wouls be a deserved win IMO. However don’t get me wrong La La Land is a great film a film i thing is deserving of many alcolades but do i think it deserves best picture over Moonlight no IMHO but it it were to win I think it is deserving but I do not think that Emma Stones preformance is oscar worthy IMO. Yes she does a good job i dont have anything wrong with her portayal but the same preformance she gives could be played by dosens of other actresses and all would recive the same praise as stone (undesercidly so). When i watch Huppert in Elle there is no one else that could be that charachter and the same goes with Amy Adams and Natalie Portman they both leave their mark and it is memorable and amazing and nuanced in their respective roles. I leave remembering them and that is what is so oscar worthy about them but when I watch La La Land I leave rembering the songs and the dance numbers I am in awe of the cinematography but I am not in awe of Stone.

            • Adventurer

              I don’t agree. Any good actress could’ve filled Portman’s role in Jackie, and some could’ve done a better job at it, she did not represent the role itself like Huppert and Adams did (even Stone did) with their roles. Compare that to her performance in Black Swan, it’s hard and almost impossible to envision any one else doing that role, but it’s not the same with Jackie. Not to mention, Jackie, the role itself was supposed to make the actor shine since it’s a typical bait role. Adams and Elle had a much more simpler roles which were propelled simply by their performances.

              I do not think La La Land deserves Best Picture either. The screenplay was a bit too long (the pace becomes muddled halfway through the movie). The cinematography, Stone’s performance, editing & art direction were its true hero. Moonlight and MBtS are much more deserving of the Best Screenplay (adapted and original respectively) and Best Picture wins.

              • Oscar Academy

                In my eyes Portman conveys more emotion and more truth to the charachter than a lot of the actresses in contention of course I dont think she does better than Huppert or Adams she she sure does better than Stone IMO who’s preformance could have done by a lot of B list actresses . As for Portman’s bait role I have no problem with bait roles because a lot of the time they are bait roles for a reason such is the case with Jackie. If Ms. Portmans role is not deserving because of its bait status than let me remind you that that so was Brie Larson’s in Room, Juliane Moore’s for Still Alice, Cate Blanchett’s in Carol, Every Meryl Streep Movie ever nominated, Natalie Portman in Black swan and i guess you could even catagorize legendary oscar winners like Vivien Leigh’s awards and Elizabeth Taylor’s for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf as Oscar bait. Those are only a small number of what you could consider oscar bait throughout the years But tell me were any of those ladies undeserving?

                • Oscar Academy

                  P.S. I agreed with you about La La Land (except Stone).

                • Adventurer

                  I did not say Bait roles don’t deserve awards, I specifically said if people are performing at the same level a bait role should not triumph over a more nuanced, subdued performance. Larson in Room was not a bait role. Bait roles are in period dramas/war epics (Streep in Iron lady or Firth in the King’s Speech) or disabled characters (either mentally or physically for e.g DDL in The Left Foot or Moore in Still Alice). Not every role Streep has done are bait – The Hours, Kramer vs Kramer, August Osage County etc. As for Leigh, yes. When she won her first for Gone With the Wind, all her fellow nominees (esp Davis and Garson) did better. Her second win was unfortunate as well, as Hepburn’s turn in the African Queen was superior.

  • Job Marc Opalla

    isabelle Huppert for the win. Jessica Chastain for a nomination.

  • Jacques

    I think it’s pretty obvious what the noms will be, but I’m just gonna say who I want to be nominated
    Amy Adams
    Emily Blunt
    Emma Stone
    Natalie Portman
    Marion Cotillard
    After seeing Allied I was thoroughly impressed with Cotillard’s character. Although I don’t believe this was Adams’ strongest performance, I love her in every one of her roles and Arrival was just an amazing movie in general, she deserved this nom. I think Portman will get it, but I think Stone has a good chance as well. I’ve loved stone for awhile now and it’s great being able to see her show her talented side again. And then there’s Emily Blunt. Honestly just completely biased towards her anyways, I will be extremely excited if she gets the nom, no doubt she’ll lose but I’m surprised she’s even predicted in the top 5.

  • Elijah Warren

    Emily Blunt was the best thing about The Girl on the Train but I don’t think she gets a nomination. The top 5 I would want to see are in particular order as far as best to worse…

    1. Amy Adams – Arrival
    2. Natalie Portman – Jackie
    3. Isabella Huppert – Elle
    4. Ruth Negga – Loving
    5. Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane

    • Randy King

      Jessica Chastain should definitely get a nod. She was terrific in a great movie. Personally, I was bored by both Arrival and Jackie, although Natalie was great in the role.

  • MadameFortuny

    Kate Beckinsale is nowhere on this list, and she deserves a nom for Love & Friendship.

    • Adventurer

      She is at #13. She was very impressive (I’d say the best performance by her), but it’s not gonna get any nomination. She has already missed out every other award shows. Not to mention the early release of the movie did not help her case at all.

  • Alfred

    After PGA, DGA and Bafta here are my predictions considering all the 336 eligible films and not only the front-runners (in order):
    1. Isabelle Hupert “Elle”
    2. Emma Stone “La La Land”
    3. Natalie Portman “Jackie”
    4. Amy Adams “Arrival”
    5. Ruth Negga “Loving”
    *Still in big fight:
    6. Annette Bening “20th Century women”
    7. Meryl Streep “Florence Foster Jenkins”
    8. Jessica Chastain “Miss Sloane”
    9. Emily Blunt “Girl on the train”
    10. Taraji P. Henson “Hidden Figures”
    11. Sally Field “Hello, my name is Doris” (surprise underdog)
    12. Rebecca Hall “Christine” (surprise underdog)

  • Mister Sushi

    Amy Adams should be higher on the list (for Nocturnal Animals, not Arrival). She gave a fantastic performance in the film.

    • Adventurer

      Nocturnal Animals was a polarising movie, not to mention Adams’ role was ransacked by the story portion of the movie. It’s simply not Oscar-worthy.

    • Michael Galvin

      Well, I got some bad news for you friend….

      • Mister Sushi

        ;(

  • michaeldal65

    1. Amy Adams – Arrival
    2. Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
    3. Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures
    4. Isabelle Huppert – Elle
    5. Natalie Portman – Jackie

  • Mangesh Gaikwad

    # Actress ::
    1.Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

    2.Natalie Portman (Jackie)
    3.Emma Stone (La La Land)
    4.Amy Adams (Arrival)
    &
    5.Annette Bening (20th Century Women) / Ruth Negga (Loving) /
    Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

  • Miguel Pereira da Silva

    Natalie only in #3? Perhaps #1. And Amy Adams winning for “Arrival”? Almost impossible…

  • Demetra

    Lol this guy really seems to hate La La Land. Amy Adams winning? LMAO

  • Bill

    The oscars aren’t quite stupid enough to nominate Emily Blunt. Hupert is a lock.

  • Alfred

    I don’t know how else to write it! The Brazilian Aquarius and the Belgian Unknown girl are not eligible. It needs a more accurate update.

  • Amy Adams, #1?

    Are you delusional?

  • 22cinema11

    My predictions:

    1. Natalie Portman – Jackie
    2. Emma Stone – La La Land
    3. Amy Adams – Arrival
    4. Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
    5. Isabelle Huppert – Elle

    Portman, Stone and Adams are locks – and it is highly likely that Meryl Streep gets in as well – especially after her great speech at the Globes and nods at SAG, BAFTAs and the Globes. I’m not sure about the #5 spot – Emily Blunt was really good in “The Girl on the Train”, but the movie itself got so bad reviews so I can’t imagine her making the cut. (Although it’s kind of significant that she got in at SAG and BAFTA – the two groups that actually overlap with the Academy). Ruth Negga and Jessica Chastain are other possibilites for #5, but there hasn’t been that much buzz around their respective movies lately. So I’ll go with Isabelle Huppert who won lots of critics’ awards including the Golden Globe for her acclaimed performance. (Marion Cotillard got the Oscar nod as well for “Two Days, One Night” without being recognized by SAG and BAFTA – even without a Golden Globe win – so Huppert being snubbed by those two groups doesn’t have to mean that much.)

    • adertamilka .

      But Cotillard was already a well-known star in America. Huppert isn’t. I guess we’ll see.

    • Adventurer

      Huppert wasn’t eligible for BAFTA.

  • Luke McGowan

    I’m predicting Negga because I don’t see Joel making it without her

  • BlinkvisionFilmnews

    It’s pretty much a lock for Portman and Huppert. However I can’t help thinking that given the profile of the voters, “Elle” might turn out to be a bit too much/provocative for them. She might even be nominated for “Things to come” instead!

    -Natalie Portman for Jackie
    -Isabelle Huppert for Elle/Things to come
    -Ruth Negga for Loving
    -Emma Stone for La La Land
    -Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins

    • Darren Christman

      I am predicting Emma Stone. Natalie Portman and the movie were awful and grating. Portman is Jewish so that gives her better chances because of the Hollywood Zionist thing. But Emma Stone gave the better performance as a natural naive young actress. She also somehow made the musical aspect seem not corny.

  • Charles James

    And yet your top 5 neglected Huppert..

  • Adventurer

    STUNNED that Adams didn’t make it. Wow.

    • gracia

      Because Amy has two movies in race: arrival and nocturnal animals, that is difficult for a nomination

      • Adventurer

        You cannot campaign for two separate roles in the same category (you can campaign for two roles in different categories though like Holly Hunter did). She switched out Nocturnal Animals with Arrival I think.

  • fella09

    Such a shame Amy Adams was not nominated. She was nominated at everything (Globes, Critics, SAG, Bafta, National Board of Review winner) while Huppert (who I love) and Negga missed both SAG and Bafta noms!
    The worse thing is that she was nominated in the past for performances which didn’t necessarily deserve a nom (see Doubt) and now she was robbed for the one that was universally acclaimed as her best performance ever.
    Even the director, Villeneuve, just said that he’s so disappointed for Amy becouse she is “the soul of the movie”, she “had the movie on her shoulders, she’s the one who made it happen”, so to me the fact the movie was nominated as Best Picture is insane, since it’s Adams performance which makes it what it is.
    shame

  • DaKardii

    I got four out of five right. I am SHOCKED Adams was snubbed in favor of Negga.

  • Martin Borderon

    Please Huppert for best Actress !!!

  • DaKardii

    MY PREDICTION FOR BEST ACTRESS WINNER

    Right now the favorite is Emma Stone, though I see Portman and Streep as potential spoilers. Huppert and Negga’s chances are slim.

  • Darren Christman

    I am predicting Emma Stone. Natalie Portman and the movie were awful and grating. Portman is Jewish so that gives her better chances because of the Hollywood Zionist thing. But Emma Stone gave the better performance as a natural naive young actress. She also somehow made the musical aspect seem organic.

  • reinhardkalis88

    I’ll put my money on Emma Stone

    Stone has natural charm, charisma and such depth for underdeveloped character. She’s everything in La La Land and has the only link to BP

    Portman is great, but the movie hasn’t connected the way I expected and her performance seems artificial.

    Huppert is great, but too cold and the movie will be underseen.

    Negga is lucky enough to be nominated.

    Streep, fourth win won’t be that easy !

  • Mangesh Gaikwad

    Isabella Huppert(Elle) for the win…

  • Xandro Tirador

    I can’t believe Emma Stone, although hypothetically, will easily get that Oscar. I mean, she only has 5 critics prizes, her performance is not that heavily praised and I hate the fact that she’s only radiated by the hype of the movie. I love Emma Stone but this is not the performance that should earn her her first Oscar.

  • gracia

    I like Emma Stone but to be honest Lalaland is overrated because of reviews and campaign

    • Ilgım Soysal

      i think same it’s really basic movie but idk why everyone loves it.I really do not like it :/

      • gracia

        Yes and she was not amazing. I prefer other actress for Oscar

      • gracia

        Yes, the movie was ok, but also it was flat and Ryan and Emma perfornances were mediocre

        • Mangesh Gaikwad

          Now Emma has a Bafta too along with Golden Globe and SAG, she’s like the clear winner for the Oscars…
          My winner (personal favorite) – Isabelle Huppert for Elle.

          • gracia

            I also love her, Isabelle was stunnig

    • Adventurer

      La La Land’s cinematography and art direction were beautiful. I do not deny it, but yeah performance and screenplay wise it fell very flat. I do not understand the acclaim. I doubt she’ll win though.

      • gracia

        Her Oscar campaign is awesome, I truly believe she wilñ win amd this is not fair

        • Adventurer

          What’s not fair? Her winning? Agreed. Her not winning on the other hand would be perfectly deserved considering Huppert acted circles around her.

    • Mangesh Gaikwad

      Yeah guys, LLL was a nice movie and even I would prefer another Actress like Isabelle Huppert for Elle, if I was a Academy Member

  • Joshua Black

    This site seems much more off in its predicting than in years past. Streep is definitely 5th and Negga 4th and both of them are miles behind the other 3

    • adertamilka .

      Negga is 5th and Streep is 4th. Streep has been nominated for all the big awards while Negga was only nominated for the Oscar and the GG. And I think Huppert has much less momentum than what is believed, considering she didn’t get the BAFTA nod, which was pretty unexpected.

      • Joshua Black

        That doesn’t matter, ones 4th ones 5th…my point is they are waaaay behind and Streep just gets nominated for things it doesn’t mean anything; especially since she just won again recently. Even if she gets more noms than Negga in other awards shows Negga is still more likely to win than Streep mostly because she isn’t Streep bahaha.

      • Adventurer

        I don’t agree. BAFTA has missed Academy nominations more than any other awards in history if I might suggest. lol

      • Kian

        But. Isabelle Huppert wasn’t nominated in BAFTA because Elle is not yet eligible during the voting/nomination process.

  • JK3

    The fact that this has sort of “defaulted” to Emma Stone winning makes me wonder what a different year this would have been if Viola Davis had competed in lead. I enjoyed Stone in La La Land, but I wasn’t blown away and I’d be happy if I never had to hear anyone from that film ever sing again. “A Lovely Night” was my own personal hell.

    • attica

      Agreed. Viola could be a frontrunner, despite the fact that I think Huppert gave the best performance.

    • Adventurer

      Lmao As someone who is trained in classical vocal technique every single bit of singing in that movie was my nightmare. There was absolutely no respect for breathing technique. XD

    • MargaretRose7

      I know. I’d personally take Portman or Huppert (or Davis if she’d stayed). I like Emma Stone, but La La Land is overrated, imo. And who makes a musical without people who can sing?

  • Nandinie Gupta

    La la land was magical but it was more for the directing. Emma stone was very good especially the audition song ahhh, that was the essence of the film but after watching Isabelle Huppert in elle i was blown away. The movie was so disturbingly gripping , even though it took me minutes to digest it. And every sub plot was so categorically shown that it gave the characterisation of Michelle. Huppert was extraordinary in portraying that. I think she will get the oscar.

  • Hanna

    Emma Stone is going to win this, honestly her performance is just okay and nothing more but there is a quite amount of hype around her and she won the SAG so…Huppert is my favourite in the category, but i don’t think she is going to win, elle is not the kind of movie the academy likes. Portman could win, reviews have been kinda mixed on the movie and her performance so it’s hard to tell…right now my prediction is:

    1. Emma Stone
    2. Isabelle Huppert
    3. Natalie Portman
    4. Meryl Streep
    5. Ruth Negga

  • Linda. N

    I’m honestly hoping for another upset, like last year when Mark Rylance beat out Stallone for Best Supporting Actor. I’m still gunning for Isabelle Huppert since she is an acting legend. I don’t think Elle was her best performance but out of all the nominees, she acts circles around them in that role. She should’ve had multiple nominations and wins years ago, especially with performances like The Piano Teacher.

    Although Elle did not get a nomination for Best Foreign Film, the bright side about it is SPC will be solely campaigning hard for Huppert and she’s not shy about her aggressive campaigning either. At least she’s refreshingly blunt, unlike the actresses who fake modesty but are just as equally thirsty.

    In my opinion, Emma Stone DOES NOT deserve the win. La La Land falls flat as a film and lacks the charm of old school musicals, despite the fact they pay homage to the classics. Just because it uses elements of old school Hollywood movies, doesn’t mean it’s actually good. Her performance lacks the nuance of being memorable and her big audition scene was a bore, despite the fact it’s “the big moment” likely going to be played during the Oscars.

    I can’t believe Stone’s going to likely win because the people backing her campaign is overcompensating and the idiots will fall for it. She’s the “young starlet” and is in tune with the younger demographic, that makes her lovable. This is exactly going to be like Riva Vs. Lawrence again and it’s infuriating because the wrong actress won.

    • Mangesh Gaikwad

      OMG me too, go Isabelle Huppert👍. I’m literally like the marketing agent of miss Huppert, rooting for her everywhere even on YouTube 😂😂…

    • Derrick

      I agree. I don’t think Emma Stone deserve the win either. I’m going for Natalie Portman but it would be great to see Isabelle Huppert win it!

    • Adventurer

      +1.

    • FM Talks

      I guess I’m in the minority who picked Rylance’s flawless performance to win over the sentimentality for Stallone.

  • Brennon Musso

    Does anyone know what they are referring to when they call Amy Adams the Giamatti/Hanks of the year?

    • Mangesh Gaikwad

      I think it’s bcz they both got other nominations but not the Oscar…

    • Samantha1989

      Both were shock snubs! Giamatti for Sideways and Hanks for Captain Philips!

  • Derrick

    Looks like it could be Emma Stone but again, there could be an upset come Oscars night! With Isabelle Huppert winning Lead Actress at Golden Globes, you just never know! Natalie Portman’s work is much better than Emma Stone. I just don’t see all the hype in ‘La La Land’. Remember Marion Cotillard when she won Lead Actress????? or Halle Berry????

    • Dieego

      Marion deserved that Oscar hands down so let’s not.

      • Derrick

        Marion winning Lead Actress was a GOOD thing so was Halle Berry; I was happy for their win! What I meant is you just never know with Oscars who will win Lead Actress!

  • life is a state of mind

    I love Natalie Portman and I hope she wins. With that said, she won’t. I didn’t thing Ruth Negga was that great. Meryl was Meryl, but she’s won 3 Oscars – its not her year. I’d love to hear her Oscar speech, though! It sure would be nice to see Huppert upset Emma Stone and her Michael Strahan lithhhp.

  • michaeldal65

    If Oscar had guts, it would go like this:
    Moonlight
    Barry Jenkins
    Isabelle Huppert
    Denzel Washington
    Mahershala Ali
    Naomie Harris (I think Davis is excellent but the problem with her performance is there is no surprise in it, just a uniformly word-perfect, genuine turn)

    • Malvinna

      Agree with everything, except Harris; her performance just isn’t THAT strong. I’ll take Lily Gladstone or Davis. The problem with Viola is that it’s actually lead, not supporting.

    • Xandro Tirador

      If they had guts it would be:
      Manchester by the Sea
      Damien Chazelle
      Casey Affleck
      Isabelle Huppert
      Dev Patel
      Michelle Williams

  • Joshua Black

    Watched half of la la land last night. So lame and boring however stylish. No story! Bad singers! So-so dancing. Every musical i grew up with put it to shame. Whiplash puts it to shame!! I just don’t get it. Id rather watch the best little whorehouse in Texas let alone funny girl, Chicago, sound of music, my fair lady etc.

    • Jamess

      Noted

  • rubagreta

    Meryl Streep will win because she blasted Trump and because she’s Meryl Streep.

  • Malvinna

    If there’s justice in this world at all, Huppert would win.

  • Lucas Le Moal

    amy adams and jessica chastain have been forgotten by the academy, which prefers meryl streep or emma stone. I would vote for ruth negga for her boldness, her sweetness and her subtleties

  • Xandro Tirador

    The only time Emma Stone really won is when she had no Isabelle Huppert as competition. Huppert has strings of precursors big and small, has a golden globe for Drama and performed one of the most brilliant performances of the year. I HOPE SHE WINS!

    • Nandinie Gupta

      I hope so too.

  • Nandinie Gupta

    My Prediction is Isabelle Huppert and I so want her to win. But I just love Emma stone and I have feeling that Emma stone is going to win since she is the American sweetheart (right now) and she did do a good job in La la land but I think isabelle Huppert was flawless in Elle and she deserves more and should get the award.

  • Pablo

    I so wish Huppert could win this. But to be realistic, this already has Stone’s name on it. She carried her film and did a great job, to be fair. And Portman! Man, that woman can really act her ass off! And please Academy, stop nominating Meryl for everything. Yes, she’s amazing but Amy Adams was much better in Arrival than Streep in her film.

  • Michael Levine

    Isabelle Huppert deserves this waaaaay more than these other bitches especially Merly Streep. Loved Meryl’s Golden Globes speech but I still think she’s the most ovverated actor on the planet. ‘La La Land’ was fucking boring and corny. Sorry Emma ya did good all things considered but Madame Huppert is a true artist!