Oscars predictions: Experts predict Julianne Moore (‘Still Alice’) will win Best Actress

All 28 of our Oscar Experts predict that Julianne Moore will win Best Actress for her performance as an academic suffering early-onset Alzheimer’s in “Still Alice” This four-time Oscars bridesmaid has leading odds of 1/10 to finally prevail on her fifth career nomination. She has already won at the Golden Globes, SAG, Critics’ Choice, and BAFTA awards.

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Three of her rival nominees are each at 50/1:

2005 Best Actress champ Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) reaped her second nomination for “Wild“;

2007 Best Actress winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) contends again for “Two Days, One Night“; and  

Rosamund Pike is a first-time nominee with “Gone Girl.”

Rounding out the race is another rookie contender, Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything“). Hers is the only one film that is nominated for Best Picture.

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Moore first contended at the Oscars in 1997 for her featured role in “Boogie Nights” but lost to Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”). Two years later, she reaped the first of her Best Actress bids for “The End of the Affair” but was edged out by Hilary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry”). And in 2002, she contended in both categories — lead for “Far from Heaven” and supporting for “The Hours” — but was defeated by Nicole Kidman (“The Hours”) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Chicago”) respectively.

Review the individual predictions of our Experts here. And be sure to check out the Experts’ collective rankings and racetrack odds.

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