Tom O'Neil's Inside Track

Oscar Best Actress predictions 2019: Pete Hammond vs. Anne Thompson vs. Tom O’Neil [VIDEO & AUDIO PODCAST]


Can glitter pop queen Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) really be taken seriously enough by those notorious snobs in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to win the Oscar for Best Actress? Watch veteran Oscarologists Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) and I track that top race in video (above) or listen to the audio podcast version below.

“She’s so incredible in this movie,” Anne asserts about Gaga. “She’s not this made-up pop star we see every other day. Bradley Cooper got an amazing performance out of her. Very authentic.”

But Gaga competes against Glenn Close (“The Wife”), who is ridiculously overdue to win. (Six defeats. That ties the record for most losses among actresses.) Also strong in this category is Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”), but which category does Colman really belong in? Lead or supporting? Anne, Pete and I tackle all of these Oscar mysteries with our notoriously huffy opinions.

See Anne’s and my current predictions for Best Actress, stacked up against our other Experts. See the racetrack odds generated when all of our prediction rankings are combined.

Tom O'Neil's Inside Track
Editor and President Tom O'Neil founded Gold Derby in 2000.
Tom's Latest Updated Predictions
Oscars Nominations 2019
( Best Picture )
Bet Points: 100
  • 1
    Green Book
    Green Book
    42/1
  • 2
    A Star Is Born
    A Star Is Born
    10/1
  • 3
    Roma
    Roma
    10/1
  • 4
    The Favourite
    The Favourite
    23/2
  • 5
    Black Panther
    Black Panther
    20/1
  • 6
    Vice
    Vice
    18/1
  • 7
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    11/1
  • 8
    BlacKKKlansman
    BlacKkKlansman
    7/1
  • 9
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    100/1
  • 10
    First Man
    First Man
    15/2
  • Updated on: 03 Nov 18, 22:32 pm PT