At the outset, Best Actress is one of the most competitive categories at the 2022 Academy Awards. Previous Oscar winners such as Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga are atop the odds list according to DraftKings Sportsbook, but this field is filled with legitimate contenders.
It wasn’t that long ago when this category seemed to be a contest between Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana and Jessica Chastain’s Tammy Faye Bakker. But Kidman and Stewart have come on strong of late, and with Lady Gaga left aside for House of Gucci, that opens up the numbers for everyone else.
Here are the nominees for Best Actress at the 2022 Oscars
Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) +120
Kristen Stewart (Spencer) +175
Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter) +450
Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) +500
Penelope Cruz (Parallel Mothers) +1400
Gaga was at +250 before her nomination “snub,” so all the prices have moved. Kidman sat at +125 prior to the announcement of the five candidates on February 8th, but the biggest mover was Kristen Stewart, who fell from +300 to +175 when Gaga was turned aside.
While The Eyes of Tammy Faye wasn’t a Best Picture nominee, Chastain was excellent in the role. She might have an outside chance here.