My predictions: 5/5
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Viola Davis (Fences), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Nicole Kidman (Lion), Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures), Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Well, this category never had too much excitement this year. These five women were pretty much set across the board, with Greta Gerwig and Spencer’s costar Janelle Monae never really drumming up enough enthusiasm to beat any of them. This is a good list, to be sure, and while I think I’m still team Williams, Davis really was great, and any of these would be good choices. My list will definitely look different, but I’m fine with this one for the Oscars.
My current bet to win: It’s going to be Davis.