Oscars: Best Actress Race Down To Wire In Latest Predictions Smackdown Between Deadline’s Pete Hammond and Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil

On Wednesday Gold Derby's Tom O'Neil and I dissected the Best Picture Oscar race and predicted where we think the contest will stand once nominations are announced early Tuesday morning.   Now in our final
O'Neil   and I survey the field and try to make sense of it all. suggests, a fourth acting   win. Henson, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, and Emily Blunt still in the hunt the final five are anybody's guess at this point. To watch just click on the link above.” />   With Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert, Ruth Negga, Taraji P.
  One question brought up is how Meryl Streep's Golden Globe speech might affect not only her possible nomination for   Florence Foster Jenkins,   but even as O'Neil pre-noms Oscar smackdown we revisit the hotly contested Best Actress race, perhaps the tightest and most competitive- easily- of all this year's acting categories.