Oscars Predictions 2017: Best actress

The top female acting award is up next and we’ve got some interesting contenders: a woman in an interracial relationship in the 50’s, the “world’s worst opera singer”, a First Lady, an aspiring Hollywood actress and a ruthless business woman who falls victim to sexual assault. Who takes the Academy award for best actress? We have our say.



Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Isabelle Huppert is an excellent actress and I’m glad the Academy is finally taking notice of her. In Elle, she took the role and completely made it her own – she shown tenacity, vulnerability and pain – in a way I don’t remember seeing onscreen before.


Isabelle Huppert – Elle

I cannot describe just how complex this character is but I’ll try: vulnerable, formidable, indifferent, sultry, terrified, loving, rinse, repeat.

Phenomenal range. Totally deserving of best actress. Isabelle Huppert, take a bow.


Natalie Portman – Jackie

I have the strangest interest in First Ladies because of their very professional job of being someone’s wife and the interesting personas they seem to create for themselves. This was one of the movies I was most looking forward to seeing and Natalie Portman did not disappoint. Her portrayal of the grieving widow is so beautiful and it leaves you intrigued at the complexity of a First Lady usually only known as a style influencer.


Isabelle Huppert – Elle

I had originally placed Emma Stone as my prediction for this category simply because she delivers a stunning performance (But also kinda because I hadn’t seen any of the other films in this category yet).

Then I saw Elle, and all I can say is that the best actress award is Isabelle Huppert’s to lose. She delivers a performance where she walks that line between formidable, vulnerable and psychopathic. Yeah. It’s nuts. I also absolutely loved how French the film was. Whatever that means.


Emma Stone – La la land

A star on the rise and she really made a mark in Birdman. Unfortunate to fall short in that year, she really did comeback and in a big way. And here’s the crazy part, this role was comfortable for her. Not to say she doesn’t have to try but look at it like Meryl Streep when she takes on a role or Beyonce takes the stage – they’re comfortable. This is definitely Emma Stone’s year!


Natalie Portman – Jackie

In many ways this performance was better than any this year and even better than her role as Nina in Black Swan. Its such a delight to watch not only an incredible actress do her thing but one of my favourites. I was so afraid of being bias towards Natalie but I refuse to allow any of the other actresses be given this coveted best actress award for mediocre performances.

What is your prediction for Best actress?

Check out our previous predictions posts here:

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best Original Screenplay

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best Adapted Screenplay

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best Song

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best Score

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best Sound Editing

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best Film Editing

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best Visual Effects

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best Cinematography

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best Animated Feature

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best supporting actor

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best supporting actress

Oscars Predictions 2017: Best actor


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Dean Ravell

Writer/director. Fascinated with all kinds of film and just wants to be part of the wonderful world of cinema.


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