Note: I have covered all of the acting categories in-depth here.
- Marion Cotillard — Two Days, One Night
- Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
- Julianne Moore — Still Alice
- Rosamund Pike — Gone Girl
- Reese Witherspoon — Wild
Will Win: Julianne Moore
Could Win: Rosamund Pike
Should Win: Reese Witherspoon
This is Julianne Moore’s award to lose. She has been gaining traction as the award season progresses, winning the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild honors. It is true that she had a moving performance, and I don’t see any way in which she could lose. That being said, I personally enjoyed Reese Witherspoon’s role in Wild better. Rosamund Pike also did a great job in Gone Girl, and there has been a large consensus over her performance. It seems to me that Pike is the only opportunity for upset in this category.