As the 2014 Academy Award race heats up, we’ve got our eye on the contenders for Best Actress. This year’s nominees are no stranger to the Oscars. (All five have been nominated, with four winning in previous years!) Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench and Meryl Streep are all up for the award. Who do you think should take home the Oscar?
Amy Adams showed off her acting chops (as well as her decolletage!) in ‘American Hustle.’ Playing a con artist alongside Christian Bale, Amy gave a performance worthy of her five Oscar nominations.
Cate Blanchett earned rave reviews for her turn as a New York socialite left in poverty in ‘Blue Jasmine.’ Cate plays the damaged character well, earning herself a Golden Globe win for her performance. The actress garnered an Academy Award for her role in ‘The Aviator,’ and has five other nominations to her name.
Sandra Bullock wowed audiences as her portrayal of an astronaut fighting for her life in ‘Gravity.’ Although the role was challenging, the actress brought tons of emotion and carried entire scenes by herself! Sandra previously won an Academy Award for ‘The Blind Side.’
One of Hollywood’s most respected actresses, Judi Dench, was nominated for her part as the title character in ‘Philomena.’ Based on a true story, Judi’s character took up a search for the son she gave up for adoption 50 years previously. The touching portrayal earned Judi her seventh Oscar nomination.
It’s seems almost every Oscar season, Meryl Streep is stunning audiences with another breathtaking performance. This year, her role in ‘August: Osage County’ is no exception. Meryl plays the matriarch of a very, very dysfunctional family. Meryl has been nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning three.
Who do you think should win the Oscar for Best Actress? You can vote once an hour until the poll closes at 7:59PM ET on March 2.