The Onion’s Guide To The 2021 Oscars: Best Actress

The Onion’s Guide To The 2021 Oscars: Best Actress

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Viola Davis

Viola Davis

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  • Birthplace: Shondaland, ABC
  • How She Transformed Herself For The Role: Davis used makeup and prosthetics like a goddamn professional, not risking her health by binge-eating, Bale
  • Off-Screen Hobbies: Method gardening
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Andra Day

Andra Day

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  • Favorite Jazz Artist: Jason Mraz
  • Scootily Bee Ba-Bop Da Do Bop: A Skeeby deeby doo bop
  • Historical Idol: Feels a lot of pressure now to say Billie Holiday
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Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby

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  • Nationality: Bri’ish
  • Pip Pip: Cheerio!
  • Why Was She Nominated: Five seemed like a good number of nominees
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Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand

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  • What’s Next: McDormand is quietly developing a second facial expression
  • Coen Brother She Married To: Joel Monday through Wednesday, Ethan Thursday through Sunday
  • Career Goal: Increase the representation of Frances McDormand in film
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Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan

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  • Believability Level Of American Accent: 86%
  • Political Causes: Serbian nationalism
  • Preparation For The Role: Determinedly lived in the world as a woman for 35 years straight
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