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.
I did some additional research on the 85th Lead Actress race, adjusting the existing ratings as I went.
(One note: I’ve moved Julianne Moore from Lead to Supporting for her role in Another Bullshit Night In Suck City).
Nicole Kidman in The Danish Girl
Julia Stiles in The Bell Jar
Charlize Theron in Florence Of Arabia
Diane Keaton in Darling Companion
Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Cleo
Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas
Salma Hayek in Savages
Mary J. Blige in Nina
Salma Hayek in Wild Roses, Tender Roses
Ziyi Zhang in Lost For Words
Annette Bening in Hemingway & Fuentes
Saoirse Ronan in Effie
Marisa Paredes in Mina
Dawnn Lewis in To Hell And Back
Beyonce Knowles in A Star Is Born
Felicity Huffman in Come Back to Sorrento
Nia Long in At The End Of The Tunnel
Kate Hudson in Lovelace
Rachel McAdams in Untitled Terrence Malick Project
Mia Wasikowska in Big Shoe
Anna Maria Perez De Tangle in A Forgotten Innocence
Kristen Stewart in An American Girl
Natascha McElhone in Heaven And Earth
Mia Wasikowska in Stoker
Rachel Weisz in Jackie
Abbie Cornish in The Girl
Cameron Diaz in Gambit
Vera Farmiga in A View From The Bridge
Eva Green in Dark Shadows
Sandra Bullock in Gravity
Drew Barrymore in Everybody Loves Whales
Monique Gabriela Curnen in Can You Hear Me
Diane Lane in Cinema Verite
Naomi Watts in Blonde
Susan Sarandon in Arbitrage
Natalia Vodinova in Belle Du Seigneur
As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right corner of this blog for the most updated predictions.
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 85th Oscars HERE.
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