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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

90th Academy Awards: Best Actress

The nominees are:

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Role: The deaf janitor who finds love with an amphibian creature being held in a government lab and plots to break him out.

Oscar History: 1 previous nomination for Best Supporting Actress

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Role: The grieving mother determined to get justice for her murdered daughter.

Oscar History: 1 win for Best Actress, 3 previous nominations for Best Supporting Actress

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Role: Disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding.

Oscar History: First nomination

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Role: A teenage girl trying to form her identity and escape her hometown.

Oscar History: 1 previous nomination for Best Supporting Actress, 1 previous nomination for Best Actress

Meryl Streep, The Post

Role: Katharine Graham, the publisher of The Washington Post, who must decide whether or not to risk the ire of the Nixon administration by publishing the Pentagon Papers

Oscar History: 1 win as Best Supporting Actress, 2 wins as Best Actress, 3 previous nominations as Best Supporting Actress, 15 previous nominations as Best Actress

What I've Seen: I Tonya, Lady Bird, The Post, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Not Nominated But Should Have Been: Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth

My Pick: Frances McDormand

Predicted Winner: Frances McDormand

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