Wednesday, January 9, 2013

85th Oscar Lead Actress Updates (1/9/2013)

The name that I most want to hear on Oscar morning is Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts Of The Southern Wild. Unfortunately, I just don’t see that happening at this point in the race. Too many groups chickened out and gave her the debut or breakthrough award, without also recognizing her in the main category.

1. Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty (Predicted Winner)
2. Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
3. Naomi Watts in The Impossible
4. Marion Cotillard in Rust And Bone
5. Emmanuelle Riva in Amour

6. Helen Mirren in Hitchcock
7. Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts Of The Southern Wild
8. Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea
9. Maggie Smith in Quartet
10. Judi Dench in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
11. Keira Knightley in Anna Karanina
12. Emayatzy E. Corinealdi in Middle Of Nowhere
13. Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Smashed
14. Laura Linney in Hyde Park On Hudson
15. Meryl Streep in Hope Springs
16. Michelle Williams in Take This Waltz
17. Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas
18. Viola Davis in Won’t Back Down
19. Emily Blunt in Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
20. Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games
21. Andrea Riseborough in Shadow Dancer
22. Leslie Mann in This Is Forty
23. Kara Hayward in Moonrise Kingdom
24. Elle Fanning in Ginger And Rosa
25. Diane Kruger in Farewell My Queen

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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  1. I see you've decided to do half of 50 this time.

    I'm a little disappoited, but at the same time, I totally understand because it is a pain to find 50 performances that have a true chance of even being nominated.

    1. Yeah, I just ran out of time so I compromised. Hopefully I'll be able to go back to the longer lists in preparation for next year.

  2. And Quvenhane Wallis is now officially the youngest Best Actress nominee.

    1. Indeed. She was great in that movie and I'm so glad that she made it in.