Here are some of the leading contenders in the Best Actress field at the 2020 Oscars. In January, the Academy presents their nominations for the best of the year in film, but at present, all attention is onto various Oscars precursors. The governing bodies like the National Board of Review, American Film Institute, and Golden Globes have emphasized in, providing much-needed clarity in the coming up Oscar race.
The SAG list gives valuable insight into how awards voters are thinking. Without further ado, here are the top ones for Best Actress;
Renee Zellweger – Judy
The film Judy appears to be a fairly standard biopic that doesn’t necessarily break new ground for the genre. However, people who have voted this film, often say Zellweger’s performance is extraordinary and arguably elevates the picture.
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
In Marriage Story, Johansson was the central role who plays the role of Nicole, the mother in a family going through a messy divorce. With Marriage Story ordinarily set for multiple nominations, it would be so shocking if Johansson didn’t get in.
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Theron might find herself in the running for her turn as Megyn Kelly in director Jay Roach’s Bombshell. With several characters like Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow, and several other big names, the film looked poised to be a dark horse in the Oscar race. That hasn’t quite happened yet, as Bombshell doesn’t get in the Best Picture nods. However, one area that it’s perfectly doing well, which is the acting categories. Theron is a Golden Globe and SAG nominee for her strange eerie transformation into Kelly, so it seems like she will be in the running for another Oscar nomination.
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
About two years ago, Ronan and writer/director Greta Gerwig came up together for coming-of-age dramedy Lady Bird, which caught the two Oscar nominations. They came back again with it in 2019 with a classic story “Little Women”. Ronan played a significant role in this film and recognized by many for her tremendous performance.
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Harriet was played in the Toronto International Film Festival back in September while it received lukewarm reviews. Many believe that this is a very standard film that adversely failed to commemorate the incredible person at its center. It is necessary to mention that Erivo is the definite standout here and was cited for giving an outstanding performance as Tubman.
Lupita Nyong’o – Us
Us doesn’t appear to be a primary Oscar contender despite being rich with social commentary. Whether that effect Nyongo’s nomination chances remains to be seen. She was insulted by the Golden Globes but received all-important nod from SAG to re-build some momentum. When it’s pronounced to see Nyong’o get that SAG nomination, it makes it more likely that byproduct of the Best Actress field is so thin this year. However, this movie shows Nyongo’s view more widely. Nyong’o was the main character in the “Us” film which was considerably accepted by many.
We have to wait till January 2020 to get the final shortlist of the Oscars nominations for best actress. 6 actress from the above-mentioned list has a chance to get the Best Actress award of 2020 Oscars. Millions of viewers all over the world are waiting for the news. Anyone can watch Oscars 2020 live in local channels in their country.