Oscars 2021: Best Actress Contenders And Predictions

With three weeks to go until nomination voting is completed, the Best Actress race is extremely competitive for that one last slot. Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”), Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), and Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”) are pretty much locked at this point. Waiting in the wings to crash the party are Michelle Pfeiffer (“French Exit”), Andra Day (“The People vs. Billie Holiday”), Zendaya (“Malcolm & Marie“),. Oh, and is there room for screen legend Sophia Loren (“The Life Ahead”) or surprise SAG Awards nominee Amy Adams (“Hillbilly Elegy”)? Ponder oh Oscars. Ponder. [Updated Feb. 17]


Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”
Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”
Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”


Michelle Pfeiffer, “French Exit”
Zendaya, “Malcolm & Marie”
Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holliday”
Sophia Loren, “The Life Ahead”
Amy Adams, “Hillbilly Elegy”
Sidney Flanigan, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
Yeri Han, “Minari”

2021 Oscar Contenders and Predictions

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor