The most-awaited ceremony of 90th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on March 4. It will be aired in India live on Star Movies and Star Movies Select on March 5. From Sally Hawkins to Meryl Streep, here’s a list of 5 actresses in a leading role contending for Oscar’s top prize.
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water: She played the lead role of Elisa Esposito in the fantasy film The Shape of Water, to universal acclaim, receiving nominations for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actress.
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: In 2017, Frances starred as a hardened woman seeking justice for her daughter's murder in the crime drama film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which garnered her another Oscar nomination and won her the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Actress.
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Robbie received critical acclaim in 2017 for her portrayal of the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the biographical film I, Tonya, which she also produced. She received Best Actress nominations at the Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA Award ceremonies for the role.
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird Ronan received critical acclaim for playing the titular role of a high school senior in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film Lady Bird (2017). She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and earned nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Meryl Streep, The Post Nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, she has won three. Streep has also received 31 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight — more nominations and competitive wins than any other actor.