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Awards season is here! With the Academy Awards taking place on February 28th, we have plenty of time to speculate and conjecture as to who will win, who will wear it best, and who will give the most uncomfortably long thank you speech. The official Oscar nominations will not be announced until January 14, but we’re ready to make some Best Actress Oscar predictions right now. Here are our best guesses on which leading ladies will be nominated for Best Actress at the 2016 Academy Awards.
 
With so many phenomenal performances from both seasoned actresses and newcomers, this category is wide open. Right now, however, Brie Larson seems to be the frontrunner for her role in Room. Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Cate Blanchett (Carol), and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) are all generating plenty of Oscar buzz, too. While Rooney Mara (Carol) and Alicia Vinkander (The Danish Girl) were both nominated for lead actress in a drama at the Golden Globes, it’s unclear if the Academy will also make them Best Actress nominees - the two actresses may ultimately be nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category.
 
Last year, Julianne Moore took the Oscar for her widely-praised performance in Still Alice. Her most recent role in Freehold was seen by some as pure Oscar bait. Will the Academy feel generous and nominate her again? Amy Schumer and Melissa McCarthy both earned Golden Globe nominations for their comedic turns (in Trainwreck and Spy, respectively). Could the two comedians add some needed levity to the often overly serious category?
 
Who do you think should be 2016 Academy Award nominated actresses? Vote up the women you think should get 2016 Oscar nominations for Best Actress, and make your voice heard.
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Brie Larson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Brie Larson age 27 - Nominated for Room

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Charlize Theron age 41 - Mad Max: Fury Road

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Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Saoirse Ronan age 22 - Nominated for Brooklyn

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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Emily Blunt age 34 - Sicario

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Cate Blanchett age 47 - Nominated for Carol

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Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Rooney Mara age 31 - Carol

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Charlotte Rampling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Charlotte Rampling age 71 - Nominated for 45 Years

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Alicia Vikander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Alicia Vikander age 28 - The Danish Girl

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Maggie Smith age 81 - The Lady in the Van

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Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Lily Tomlin age 77 - Grandma

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence age 26 - Nominated for Joy

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Blythe Danner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Blythe Danner age 74 - I'll See You in My Dreams

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Carey Mulligan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Carey Mulligan age 31 - Suffragette

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Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Melissa McCarthy age 45 - Spy

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Angelina Jolie age 41 - By the Sea

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Amy Schumer age 35 - Trainwreck

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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Julianne Moore age 56 - Freeheld

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Helen Mirren age 71 - Woman in Gold

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Meryl Streep age 67 - Ricki and the Flash

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Patricia Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Patricia Clarkson age 57 - Learning to Drive

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Nom Picks for Best Actress
Julia Roberts age 49 - The Secret in Their Eyes