Let’s list the contenders. So far, based on buzz and the performances that have been seen, these are the contenders
Michelle Williams–Manchester by the Sea (seems like an early lock)
Kristen Stewart–Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Kirsten Dunst–Midnight Special
Dakota Fanning–American Pastoral
Lupita Nyongo–Queen of Katwe
Octavia Spencer–Hidden Figures
Laura Dern–The Founder
Rebecca Ferguson–Girl on the Train
Greta Gerwig–20th Century Women
Laura Dern–Certain Women
Kristen Stewart–Certain Women
Aja Naomi King–The Birth of a Nation
Gabrielle Union–The Birth of a Nation
Why is this in the TV thread?
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.