Viola Davis is now the predicted Best Actress Oscar winner among our Experts, but she’s still shy of the top spot

Viola Davis is now the predicted Best Actress Oscar winner among our Experts, but she’s still shy of the top spot
As we finally reach the business end of the longest awards season of our lives, there is a new plot twist in the unruly Best Actress Oscar race: Viola Davis is now No. 1 among our Experts. The “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” star, as of this writing, has 12 Experts backing her for the win on Sunday, eclipsing the nine for Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”).

However, that’s still not enough for Davis to reclaim first place in the overall rankings as Mulligan still holds 7/2 odds to 19/5. Mulligan also has more editors (seven) and top 24 users (15) predicting her compared to the one and two, respectively, for Davis.

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But this is still a huge development for Davis, who was in fourth place just three weeks ago behind Mulligan, Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) and Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday
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