Friday, May 20, 2011

85th Oscar Lead Actress Updates (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/20/11)

Today’s updates and additions to the 85th Oscar Lead Actress race. As always, previous rankings are shown in parenthesis after each entry.

1. Meryl Streep in August: Osage County (if released in 2012) (Predicted Winner) (previously listed in the 86th Oscar race, rank 2)
2. Sally Field in Lincoln (if campaigned as lead) (previously listed as supporting actress, rank 1)
3. Sanaa Lathan for Macbett: The Caribbean Macbeth (previous rank 1)
4. Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dali (previous rank 3)
5. Nicole Kidman in The Danish Girl (previous rank 4)

6. Julia Roberts in August: Osage County (if released in 2012 and campaigned as lead) (previously listed in the 96th Oscar race, supporting actress category, rank 1)
7. Viola Davis in Still I Rise (New)
8. Jodi Foster in Carnage (if not released in 2011) (previous rank 12)
9. Tabu in Life Of Pi (previous rank 2)
10. Ziyi Zhang in The Grandmasters (previous rank 5)
11. Julia Stiles in The Bell Jar (previous rank 6)
12. Charlize Theron in Florence Of Arabia (previous rank 10)
13. Maggie Gyllenhaal in Still I Rise (New)
14. Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise (previous rank 7)
15. Maggie Smith in Quartet (previous rank 8)
16. Annette Bening in The Third Act (previous rank 13)
17. Diane Keaton in Darling Companion (previous rank 14)
18. Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina (previous rank 15)
19. Catherine Zeta-Jones in Cleo (previous rank 16)
20. Beyonce Knowles in A Star Is Born (previous rank 26)
21. Meryl Streep in Great Hope Springs (previous rank 34)
22. Rachel Weisz in Luna (New)
23. Mary J. Blige in Nina (previous rank 19)
24. Saoirse Ronan in Effie (previous rank 23)
25. Marisa Paredes in Mina (previous rank 24)
26. Salma Hayek in Wild Roses, Tender Roses (previous rank 20)
27. Melissa Leo in Predisposed (New)
28. Sandra Bullock in Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (if not released in 2011 and campaigned as lead) (previous rank 11)
29. Alicja Bachleda in The Absinthe Drinkers (New)
30. Annette Bening in Hemingway & Fuentes (previous rank 22)
31. Felicity Huffman in Come Back To Sorrento (previous rank 27)
32. Nia Long in At The End Of The Tunnel (previous rank 28)
33. Mia Wasikowska in Big Shoe (previous rank 31)
34. Ellen Page in The Wrong Picture (New)
35. Rae Dawn Chong in When We Were Pirates (New)
36. Juliette Binoche in Cosmopolis (previously listed as supporting, rank 24)
37. Rosario Dawson in The Blind Bastard Club (New)
38. Kristen Stewart in An American Girl (previous rank 36)
39. Julianne Hough in Rock Of Ages (New)
40. Noomi Rapace in Prometheus (New)
41. Michelle Pfeiffer in Welcome To People (New)
42. Penelope Cruz in The Wrong Picture (New)
43. Vera Farmiga in A View From The Bridge (previous rank 42)
44. Susan Sarandon in Arbitrage (previous rank 49)
45. Mila Jovovich in Keep Coming Back (New)
46. Heather Wahlquist in Yellow (New)
47. Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games (New)
48. Kate Hudson in Lovelace (previous rank 29)
49. Jena Malone in For Ellen (New)
50. Sandra Bullock in Gravity (previous rank 44)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
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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