Best Actress

Awards Nominations

Gotham Award Winner
Independent Spirit Award Nomination
National Board of Review Winner

New York Film Critics Circle Award Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winner
* Broadcast Film Critics Association Nominee
Golden Globe Winner
Screen Actors Guild Winner
National Society of Film Critics Winner 

The Low Down:

The Post underperforming was not enough to deny Meryl her historic 21st nomination (!!!). Still, it feels like even if Three Billboards doesn’t take it all the way to Best Picture, McDormand is probably the winner here. Though, maybe if Lady Bird isn’t going to win Screenplay as we originally thought, a win for Saoirse Ronan here could be a great way at rewarding one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed films of last year? (Probably not).

The Nominees

  1. Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird**+++
  2. Meryl Streep, The Post+
  3. Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri+*+*+
  4. Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water*++
  5. Margot Robbie, I, Tonya**