2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actresses for an Oscar Win

10. Laura Dern

BEST PERFORMANCE: “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” (2004)

The daughter of acting legends Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, Laura Dern has lived up to the name and then some. She’s received Oscar nominations twice, once for “Rambling Rose” in 1992 and once for “Wild” in 2015. The turn in “Wild” refocused the light on the underappreciated Dern, turning her into a multi-nominee with the potential for an overdue narrative. After all, she was also in “Jurassic Park,” “Blue Velvet”, and a TV darling for “Recount” and “Enlightened.” Dern had strong turns in both “The Founder” and “Certain Women” in 2016. However, 2017 could be her time to shine with Oscar, with “Wilson,” “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and the HBO mini-series “Big Little Lies” to bolster her visibility.
-Alan French