Oscars fantasy: If Julianne Moore weren’t in race, who’d win Best Actress? (Poll)

Let’s face it, this year’s Oscar race for Best Actress seems to be one of the most predictable categories in recent memory. To spice things up, let’s all enjoy an Oscars fantasy for a moment, shall we?

If frontrunner Julianne Moore (“Still Alice“) were to magically disappear from the race, which of her rival nominees would win: Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”), Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”), Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) or Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”)? Vote in our poll below.

Oscar cynics are wrong: Julianne Moore does deserve to win for ‘Still Alice

Any other year, this line-up of four leading ladies would be one for the record books. Among them are two recent Best Actress winners — Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) and Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) — and two fresh faces nominated for their breakout roles — Jones and Pike.

Sure, Moore currently tops Gold Derby’s Best Actress Oscar chart according to the combined predictions of our Experts, Editors and Users and is a shoo-in to win her first statuette on Feb. 22. But if she wasn’t in this race, who would Oscar voters choose to honor instead?

After voting in our poll, be sure to make your own Oscars picks — click here — or scroll down to predict the Best Actress winner using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Best predictions will win $1,000 prize. And the 24 Users with the best scores advance to a team to compete against our Experts and Editors next year. See who’s in our current Top 24 and their early Oscar predictions. Meet the guy who won our contest to predict Oscar nominations this year — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar. Register/log in to your account so you can also compete to predict the BAFTAs, Grammys, “The Walking Dead,” “Celebrity Apprentice” and more.

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