Oscar 2014: Weak Year for Best Actress Award?

Is 2014 a strong or a weak year for the Best Actress Oscar race?

Hard to tell.  One thing is certain: As always, the Best Actor category is much more crowded.


As of today, these are the actresses who may vie for the female lead kudo:

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars

Hillary Swank, The Homesman

Felicity, The Theory of Everything

Meryl Streep, Into the Wood (could be supporting)

Rosario Dawson, Top Five