Tuesday, January 26, 2021

SAG Predictions: Best Female Actor in a Leading Role

Last year’s nominees: Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Lupita Nyong’o (Us), Charlize Theron (Bombshell), Renee Zellweger (Judy)

I’m making predictions for SAG, which will announce its picks on Thursday, February 4th, just after the Golden Globe nominations being unveiled on Wednesday, though I may revise them then if there are some big surprises. This is a very competitive category this year, and there are some definite frontrunners. Count on Frances McDormand (Nomadland) and Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) for sure. Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman) and Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) seem likely too. For the fifth slot, will it be Sophia Loren (The Life Ahead), Sidney Flanigan (Never Rarely Sometimes Always), Nicole Beharie (Miss Juneteenth), Jessie Buckley (I’m Thinking of Ending Things), Amy Adams (Hillbilly Elegy), Kate Winslet (Ammonite), Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday), Zendaya (Malcolm and Marie), or someone else entirely?

Current predictions:
Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)
Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)
Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
Zendaya (Malcolm and Marie)

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