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

22. Kristen Wiig

BEST PERFORMANCE: “The Skeleton Twins” (2014)

Known mostly for comedy and her work on SNL, Kristen Wiig occasionally turns up in more dramatic film roles, too, including “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” and “The Martian.” Her one Oscar nomination was for writing the original screenplay for “Bridesmaids.” Given all of this, an eventual win for Wiig seems likely, though the category may be anybody’s guess. There is a lot of history to prove that comedic performances win Oscars, too. She has several things lined up for 2017, including a supporting role in “Downsizing” from Academy favorite Alexander Payne.
Karen Peterson