Oscars 2021: Best Actress Predictions

In this strange pandemic year, with folks watching more at home, theater dates uncertain, and more than 9,000 slightly younger and more diverse Oscar voters, nobody knows anything.A raft of stars are back in the Oscar race.

Producer-star Frances McDormand plays a low-income woman in a van in Chloé Zhao’s road movie “Nomadland,” which took home the Golden Lion at Venice as well as the Toronto People’s Choice award.

McDormand nabbed Globe, Spirit, SAG, Critics Choice, and BAFTA nods.

McDormand’s only problem: she’s won two Oscars.And Viola Davis has won one (“Fences”).

She landed Globe, SAG, and Cca bids for her larger-than-life title role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix), George C.

Wolfe’s film adaptation of August Wilson’s hit play.More than ever this award season, critics played a key role in curating the movies to see online.

Scoring her second nomination after “An Education,

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