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So, I Watched All Of The Best Actress Nominees With My Mom, And We Agree On Who Should Win

"She owns this part." –My mom

My family loves movies. So this year, my mother and I decided to watch all of the women nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and score them.

Here's a couple facts about us to give you a sense of who you're dealing with:

My mom, Nancy, is an acrylic painter, a redhead ("because 'ginger' is a rhizome"), and she cannot ski ("snow ski, I can water ski").

I, Hope, have cried watching every animated movie I've ever seen, I'm scared of spiders big enough to feel like they have thoughts, and I once shouted at Kate Middleton that she looked "SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!" in her fancy gown.

Here are our Best Actress thoughts and scores.

Viola Davis as Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Viola Davis smiling in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Our scores for Viola Davis as Best Actress:

Viola Davis looking upset in the back of a car in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Andra Day as Billie Holiday in The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Andra Day standing in front of a microphone in "The United States Versus Billie Holiday"

Our scores for Andra Day as Best Actress:

Andra Day in court in "The United States Versus Billie Holiday"

Vanessa Kirby as Martha in Pieces of a Woman

Vanessa Kirby crying in "Pieces of a Woman"

Our scores for Vanessa Kirby as Best Actress:

Vanessa Kirby crying in "Pieces of a Woman"

Frances McDormand as Fern in Nomadland

Frances McDormand smiling in "Nomadland"

Our scores for Frances McDormand as Best Actress:

Frances McDormand waving goodbye to an RV in "Nomadland"

Carey Mulligan as Cassandra in Promising Young Woman

Carey Mulligan standing in front a wall that makes her look like a Madonna painting in "Promising Young Woman"

Our scores for Carey Mulligan as Best Actress:

Carey Mulligan smiling in "Promising Young Woman"

So here are our rankings and winners for Best Actress:

Nancy:


1. Viola Davis in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: 10/10 **WINNER**
2. Andra Day in The United States vs. Billie Holiday: 9/10
3. Frances McDormand in Nomadland: 8/10
4. Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman: 7.5/10
5. Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman: 7/10

Hope:


1. Viola Davis in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: 10/10 **WINNER**
2. Andra Day in The United States vs. Billie Holiday: 8.5/10
3. Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman: 8.5/10
4. Frances McDormand in Nomadland: 8/10
5. Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman: 7/10

The Oscars are this Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m. on ABC!