EDITORS NOTE: These predictions were made in April 2011 and reflect what my thinking was at that time. I have updated my predictions since then, but leave these on the blog for a historical record. For the most updated list of predictions, go to the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog.
A few new additions for the 84th Lead Actress race:
Ziyi Zhang in Mulan
Freida Pinto in Miral
Eva Green in Callas
Michelle Williams in Take This Waltz
Vera Farmiga in Higher Ground
Catherine Deneuve in Potiche
Additionally, a few updates of note:
I’m still predicting Meryl Streep and Glenn Close to both be nominated this year, but have moved Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs to the first place ranking.
The trailer for Jennifer Hudson’s Winnie didn’t look particularly amazing, so I have moved her down from being ranked number 10 to being ranked number 23.
Additionally, I read somewhere that Anne Hathaway didn’t quite get the accent needed in her film “One Day.” I don’t know how much this will impact the votes of Academy members who don’t share the intended accent (or whether they will really notice at all), but I have lowered her ranking slightly for now, from 11 to 17.
As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner for the most recent predictions in all the races!
See Lead Actress predictions for other years HERE.
Or check out the Lead Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 84th Oscars HERE.
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