My favorite time of year for Oscar predictions because so many projects have the pedigree and you can’t help but try to hone in on which will not fall flat.
You have previous winners in baity vehicles like Kate Winslet, Regina King, Natalie Portman, Jessica Lang, Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander.
I’d love to see Kate, Jessica and Regina in prestige roles where they can show off those impressive talents.
Proven over-due non-winners in Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike, Amy Adams, Claire Foy, and Emily Blunt.
And possible first time nominees Zendaya, Fantasia and Teyana.
IF The Color Purple is any good (I have my doubts since it will be a musical adaptation), that’s going to put Fantasia squarely in the picture.
The machine already seems to be whipping up some press for Zendaya with a CinemaCon award and with Challengers and Dune 2 on the horizon.
Teyana has been receiving raves out of Sundance.