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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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