2022 Best Actress

Cate Blanchett
TÁR
Michelle Yeoh
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Olivia Colman
Empire of Light
Michelle Williams
The Fabelmans
Margot Robbie
Babylon
7 nominations
2 wins
No nominations3 nominations
1 win
4 nominations2 nominations
Todd Field is 2-2 in getting Best Actress nominations. Her raves should let her cruise to the nodCareer momentum + the surprise hit of the year. Yeoh should be good to goThe Oscars will get sick of her eventually, right? Winning raves once againFraudulently in the lead category, the film and her performance will still probably propel her to a nodRobbie has started to become an Academy mainstay and Chazelle could propel her even higher
ALTERNATIVES
Ana de Armas
Blonde
Danielle Deadwyler
Till
Jennifer Lawrence
Causeway
Viola Davis
The Woman King
Carey Mulligan
She Said
No nominationsNo nominations4 nominations
1 win
4 nominations
1 win
2 nominations
The film might be polarizing, but everyone is onboard with her performance. Time will tellThe trailer looked really formulaic, but she is a likeable presence. If the film hits in any way…Never got any footing with Don’t Look Up, but this seems more what the Academy is looking forThe critically adored star of a box office hit. Probably needs some precursor helpProbably closer to winning in 2020 than most realize. She plays the game and is always great
MORE ALTERNATIVES
Naomi Ackie
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Florence Pugh
The Wonder
Tang Wei
Decision to Leave
Zoe Kazan
She Said
Taylor Russell
Bones & All
No nominations1 nominationNo nominationsNo nominationsNo nominations
The Oscars didn’t go for Respect last year, but newcomers doing biopics are their catnipDespite the Don’t Worry Darling drama, if that film makes money, she could make it on name recognition aloneThe breakthrough candidate from one of the spotlight International entriesSince she’s less famous than Mulligan, will she be relegated to Supporting?Great reviews from Waves could lead to her breakthrough as long as the film is to the Oscars’ taste