On Wednesday, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I dissected the Best Picture Oscar race and predicted where we think the contest will stand once nominations are announced Tuesday morning. Now in our final pre-noms Oscar smackdown, we revisit the hotly contested Best Actress race, easily the tightest and most competitive of all this year’s acting categories.
One issue discussed is how Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe speech might affect not only her possible nomination for Florence Foster Jenkins, but even as O’Neil suggests, a fourth acting win.
With Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert, Ruth Negga, Taraji P. Henson, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt still in the hunt, the final five are anybody’s guess at this point. O’Neil and I survey the field and try to make sense of it all.
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