My predicted winner is Meryl Streep as the first female British prime minister,Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.I haven't see the film yet but based on the trailer,Meryl Streep was superb.I loved her accent and she looked confident portraying the character .Since it's Meryl Streep ,who is the best actress of our time and with the AMPAS loving her,I feel its gonna be her third win.Meryl Streep had been nominated for 16 times and won twice for Kramer vs Kramer and Sophie Choice.
For capturing the soft,vulnerable and painful side of the sex symbol Marilyn Monroe in the film My Week With Marilyn.Externally Michelle Williams does not resemble Monroe but she manages to bring the icon alive on screen by the way she moves ,winks or smile.Michelle Williams had been nominated for the Oscars(Best Supporting Actress in Brokeback Mountain,Best Actress for Blue Valentine) and could be winning her first gold statue this year if campaigned well.Besides My Week With Marilyn,Michelle Williams performance in this year Meek's Ccutoff and Take This Waltz also received critical acclaimed.
Tilda Swinton for the portrayal of the mother who cant stand her child and later a struggling mother who is tormented by the nature of her son.She was brilliant playing both stages of mother in the film and which makes you feel both sympathetic and angry with her.Tilda won her Best Supporting Actress statue for Michael Clayton and I need to mention her Oscar snub performances in Julia,I Am Love and The Deep End.
Viola Davis for the heartwarming portrayal of Abileen,the maid with the big heart in the film The Help.Viola Davis who is well known for her very small role in Doubt for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress shows she can carry a film by herself.Her emotional performance of her maid who had just lost her child but still could give love to a child of a family that would never appreciate her received critical acclaim.Viola Davis has a brighter chance of winning if campaigned as supporting actress.
For brilliantly portraying a bride who falls in depression on the first half of the film and a calm recovering women during the stressful apocalypse in the film Melancholia.Her role is almost a non-speaking role as she doesn't talk much at all but she delivers a superb performance in every scene.She's gonna face tough competition from the newbies Elizabeth Olsen,Felicity Jones and Rooney Mara but being a very well known actress and in her first serious role,I feel Kirsten could beat them.