Saturday, September 3, 2011

87th Oscar Lead Actress Updates (2014-2015 Awards Season) (9/3/11)

I’ve finished another round of research, this time for the 87th Academy Awards (2014-2015 Season), and will be rolling out the results one category per day over the next few weeks.

To get us started, here are today’s rankings for the 87th Lead Actress race, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

My last set of predictions for this category only listed 8 contenders, so we’re starting to see a significant number of new confirmations rumors on casting. I’ve also included a few films where the parts sound like they could be great, but we’re still waiting to find out who might play them.

1. Naomie Harris in A Green And Quiet River (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. Angelique Kidjo in Touti In Harlem (previous rank 6)
3. Kate Winslet in Americana (New)
4. Angelina Jolie in Serena (New)
5. Halle Berry in Tulia (previous rank 2)

6. Cate Blanchett in Indian Summer (New)
7. Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Volume 3 (previous rank 7)
8. Paula Patton in Sparkle (New)
9. Beyonce Knowles in Sparkle (New)
10. Hilary Swank in The Dallas Buyer’s Club (New)
11. Carey Mulligan in Outback (New)
12. The Prophetess (New)
13. Wicked (New)
14. Meryl Streep in First Man (New)
15. Rosamund Pike in Godmother (previous rank 3)
16. Diane Kruger in Godmother (previous rank 4)
17. Aranzazu Diez in El Futuro De Ellas (previous rank 5)
18. Hally Berry in Class Act (New)
19. The Daughter (New)
20. My Eyes Through Carnage (New)
21. Tilda Swinton in The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Magician’s Chair (New)
22. Nicole Kidman in Love And Pain And The Whole Damn Thing (New)
23. Julianne Moore in The Devil’s Pool (New)
24. Seema Biswas in Exclusion (New)
25. Onassis (New)

26. Sing You Home (New)
27. Gemma Arterton in London Fields (New)
28. Sandra Bullock in One Of The Guys (previous rank 8)
29. Angelina Jolie in Salt 2 (New)
30. Empire Of The Summer Moon (New)
31. Flight (New)
32. Untitled Gertrude Bell Biopic (New)
33. Noah (New)
34. The Pact (New)
35. In The Heights (New)
36. Wanetah Walmsley in Bite Me (New)
37. Anne Hathaway in Barbarella (New)
38. Hilary Swank in Falling Out Of Fashion (New)
39. Sharon McCoy in Overlaw (New)
40. Blood Red Road (New)
41. Catalina (New)
42. The Athena Project (New)
43. The Ethel And Julius Rosenberg Trial (New)
44. Wings (New)
45. The Luxe (New)
46. Scarlett Johansson in Under The Skin (New)
47. St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised By Wolves (New)
48. Evangeline Lilly in Real Steel 2 (New)
49. Alison Brie in Save The Date (New)
50. Chase Masterson in R.U.R. (New)

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 87th Oscars HERE.
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  1. Jennifer Lawrence plays Serena instead of Jolie!I agree with all the others and Lawrence will be nominated!

    1. Ah, Thanks for the casting tip. It will be good to see Lawrence in another big role!