Oscar Predictions – Best Actress

Here are the NBP staff predictions for Best Actress. For an overview of all awards predictions, visit our Oscar Predictions page.

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NBP Staff Picks

Matt Neglia
1Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
2Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
3Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
4Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
5Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
6Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
7Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)
8Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)
9Emma Thompson (GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE)
10Ana de Armas (BLONDE)

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Dan Bayer
1Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
2Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
3Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
4Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
5Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
6Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
7Ana de Armas (BLONDE)
8Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)
9Carey Mulligan (SHE SAID)
10Emma Thompson (GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE)

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Zoe Rose Bryant
1Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
2Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
3Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
4Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
5Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
6Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
7Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)
8Emma Thompson (GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE)
9Carey Mulligan (SHE SAID)
10Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)

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Danilo Castro
1Margot Robbie (BABYLON)
2Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
3Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
4Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
5Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
6Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)
7Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)
8Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
9Emma Thompson (GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE)
10Ana de Armas (BLONDE)

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Nadia Dalimonte
1Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
2Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
3Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
4Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
5Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
6Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
7Ana de Armas (BLONDE)
8Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)
9Emma Thompson (GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE)
10Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)

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Cody Dericks
1Margot Robbie (BABYLON)
2Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
3Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
4Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
5Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)
6Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
7Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)
8Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
9Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
10Ana de Armas (BLONDE)

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Daniel Howat
1Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
2Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
3Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
4Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
5Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
6Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
7Ana de Armas (BLONDE)
8Carey Mulligan (SHE SAID)
9Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
10Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)

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Will Mavity
1Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
2Margot Robbie (BABYLON)
3Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
4Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
5Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
6Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
7Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
8Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)
9Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)
10Carey Mulligan (SHE SAID)

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Tom O'Brien
1Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
2Margot Robbie (BABYLON)
3Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
4Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
5Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
6Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
7Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
8Emma Thompson (GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE)
9Ana de Armas (BLONDE)
10Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)

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Josh Parham
1Margot Robbie (BABYLON)
2Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
3Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
4Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
5Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
6Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
7Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)
8Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
9Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)
10Carey Mulligan (SHE SAID)

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Ema Sasic
1Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
2Margot Robbie (BABYLON)
3Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
4Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
5Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
6Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
7Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
8Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)
9Ana de Armas (BLONDE)
10Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)

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Amy Smith
1Margot Robbie (BABYLON)
2Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
3Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
4Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
5Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
6Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
7Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
8Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)
9Ana de Armas (BLONDE)
10Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)

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