You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Oscars Poll: Who Will Win Best Actress?

We’re almost a month away from the Oscars, and campaign season is in full swing. As the ceremony nears, Variety wants to get your predictions as to who will take home the biggest prizes.

The best actress race this year is one full of heavy hitters. Safe bets might go toward Frances McDormand for her performance as a grieving mother urging police to solve her daughter’s murder in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” She’s already taken home a Golden Globe and SAG Award for the role.

However, Saoirse Ronan, as a rebellious teenager in “Lady Bird,” serves as fierce competition, having won a Golden Globe as well for her performance. But Oscar voters do love a transformation, and Margot Robbie serves up an impressive one in “I, Tonya” as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding.

Of course, never count out the Oscar queen. Meryl Streep is nominated for her role in “The Post” as Washington Post editor Katharine Graham, and even if she doesn’t win, she’s already broken her own record for most nominations received by an actor. The Academy, though, could easily be swayed by Sally Hawkins’ nuanced performance as a mute woman who falls in love with an amphibious creature in “The Shape of Water,” the most-nominated movie at the 2018 awards.

Which actress will take home the big prize? Weigh in below!

UPDATE: This poll has been closed, with McDormand taking the top spot.

More Film

  • Lebron James

    LeBron James to Produce 'Friday the 13th' Reboot

    We’re almost a month away from the Oscars, and campaign season is in full swing. As the ceremony nears, Variety wants to get your predictions as to who will take home the biggest prizes. The best actress race this year is one full of heavy hitters. Safe bets might go toward Frances McDormand for her performance […]

  • Wonder Woman Sound Design

    'Wonder Woman 1984' Pushed Back Seven Months to 2020

    We’re almost a month away from the Oscars, and campaign season is in full swing. As the ceremony nears, Variety wants to get your predictions as to who will take home the biggest prizes. The best actress race this year is one full of heavy hitters. Safe bets might go toward Frances McDormand for her performance […]

  • RED by Logan, , Writer -

    West End Hits 'Funny Girl,' 'Red' Coming to Theaters Thanks to Trafalgar Releasing

    We’re almost a month away from the Oscars, and campaign season is in full swing. As the ceremony nears, Variety wants to get your predictions as to who will take home the biggest prizes. The best actress race this year is one full of heavy hitters. Safe bets might go toward Frances McDormand for her performance […]

  • Khashoggi Killing Prompts Vue International to

    Khashoggi Killing Prompts Vue to Delay Saudi Multiplex Plans (Report)

    We’re almost a month away from the Oscars, and campaign season is in full swing. As the ceremony nears, Variety wants to get your predictions as to who will take home the biggest prizes. The best actress race this year is one full of heavy hitters. Safe bets might go toward Frances McDormand for her performance […]

  • Dermot Mulroney'Beautiful Boy' premiere after party,

    Dermot Mulroney to Star in Horror Film 'Trick'

    We’re almost a month away from the Oscars, and campaign season is in full swing. As the ceremony nears, Variety wants to get your predictions as to who will take home the biggest prizes. The best actress race this year is one full of heavy hitters. Safe bets might go toward Frances McDormand for her performance […]

  • Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp Partners With Andrea Iervolino on Drama 'Waiting for the Barbarians'

    We’re almost a month away from the Oscars, and campaign season is in full swing. As the ceremony nears, Variety wants to get your predictions as to who will take home the biggest prizes. The best actress race this year is one full of heavy hitters. Safe bets might go toward Frances McDormand for her performance […]

  • Halloween

    How Blumhouse Got Everything Right About Making a 'Halloween' Sequel

    We’re almost a month away from the Oscars, and campaign season is in full swing. As the ceremony nears, Variety wants to get your predictions as to who will take home the biggest prizes. The best actress race this year is one full of heavy hitters. Safe bets might go toward Frances McDormand for her performance […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content