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.

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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