Favorite: Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Other nomination predictions:
1) Amy Adams, Big Eyes
2) Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
3) Julianne Moore, Still Alice
4) Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Shailene Woodley has also received rave reviews for her performance in The Fault in Our Stars and may bump Felicity Jones off a list stacked with annual nominees and winners. Three actresses on this list are already past nominees and two are winners. Despite close lead actor race and director races, this will be the most experienced category.