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

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4. Michelle Williams

BEST PERFORMANCE: “Blue Valentine” (2010)

Michelle Williams’ career trajectory is fascinating, considering it all started on the docks of “Dawson’s Creek.” An indie darling, she has remained accessible to Oscar voters and audiences in nominated works like “Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue Valentine” and “My Week with Marilyn.” Coming into her probable fourth nomination for “Manchester by the Sea,” she’s showing the Oscar community that she demands a statuette of her own. If this year doesn’t do it, perhaps 2017 will, as she’s teaming up with Todd Haynes on “Wonderstruck” and Michael Gracey on “The Greatest Showman,” playing Oscar’s favorite “long suffering wife” of P.T. Barnum, opposite Hugh Jackman.
Clayton Davis