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Who will win the Oscar for Best Actress: Frances McDormand or Saoirse Ronan?

Frances McDormand and Saoirse Ronan both won Golden Globes, and now they are in a two-way Best Actress race at the 90th Academy Awards. McDormand plays a grieving mother who antagonizes local authorities to solve the mystery of her daughter's murder in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Ronan plays an eclectic 17-year-old girl in a relatable coming-of-age tale in "Lady Bird. Who should win? 🎥🏆

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McDormand won the Best Actress—Drama award at the Golden Globes, among many other awards. Now, she's the frontrunner for the Oscar. Golden Derby'Paul Sheehan writes:

Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) solidified her lead in the Oscar race for Best Actress with her win at the SAG Awards on Jan. 21, after picking up prizes at both the Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe awards earlier in the month. As of this writing, McDormand has the backing of all 13 of our Oscar experts drawn from major media who have weighed in on this race (see their individual rankings and overall odds). That solid support translates into leading odds of 3/2.
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But Ronan isn't too far behind McDormand, also winning many precursors, including Best Actress—Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes. Plus, Ronan would be a first-time winner unlike McDormand, and the Oscars love that. Golden Derby's Joyce Eng writes

Just like a (lady) bird, Saoirse Ronan can swoop in and swipe the Best Actress Oscar from Frances McDormand. Two of our Top 24 Users are backing the “Lady Bird” star to pull off the upset on her “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri” rival.
Ronan has the support of movie2187 and compossible, who ranked 14th and 48th, respectively, out of more than 5,400 people who predicted the Oscars at Gold Derby last year. Ronan is also the pick of two of our All-Star Top 24 Users who earned the highest scores from the past two years: beauseph and Sean Cotter (movie2187 and compossible are also in our All-Star Top 24).
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Who will win the Oscar for Best Actress: Frances McDormand or Saoirse Ronan?
#TeamMcDormand
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamSaoirse