Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SAG Nominees: Best Female Actor in a Leading Role

My predictions: 4/5, picking Streep over Dench
Who’s missing? Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain, Michelle Williams, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet

I was listening carefully to the first name called during the nominations announcement and was surprised to hear Judi Dench (Victoria and Abdul). She’s one of just two nominees today whose films I haven’t seen, and I wonder whether she’ll make it all the way to Oscar. Streep is the surprise omission, but her film was shut out entirely, so I imagine she’ll be back. This is a blow for Chastain, though she might rebound with Oscar too. The other four are the expected nominees, with Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) also earning bids as part of their ensembles. Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) are both accompanied by one supporting player from their films as a fellow nominee. Which one of these four is vulnerable for the Oscar nominations?

Who will win? I’d say McDormand based on the enthusiasm shown for the film

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