Favorite: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Other nomination predictions:
1) Laura Dern, Wild
2) Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
3) Emma Stone, Birdman
4) Naomi Watts, Birdman
Rene Russo may bump Naomi Watts off this list if Nightcrawler picks up any further love out of critics and voters. It seems as if the stellar performances from the three core male roles in Foxcatcher have unfortunately drawn all the attention from Vanessa Redgrave’s brief appearances in the film. If Snowpiercer picks up any momentum come awards season after getting added to Netflix in November, Tilda Swinton would find herself deservedly on this list, as well.