Who Will Win Best Actress? Oscars Predictions 2013

The nominees for Best Actress at the 2013 Oscars are: 

Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

My Prediction: Emmanuelle Riva

Call me crazy but I’m looking past Jennifer Lawrence and straight at Emmanuelle Riva. It’s a tough category with top-notch contenders and Lawrence has a real shot, but I’m hoping Academy voters will grace the oldest nominee ever in the category (Riva turns 86 on Sunday) with the much deserved prize.