Why We’re Excited:
Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Williams, Annette Bening. They’ve all been whispered in relation to that coveted Best Actress award, and they’re all surefire nominees, thanks to their equally dextrous but massively different performances in
Black Swan, Rabbit Hole, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine
The Kids Are All Right.
Bening’s the one we’ll be watching. This would be her fourth nomination, and to have four snubs at the Academy’s just won't do. We haven’t even gotten to Noomi Rapace, of course, whose feisty, involving turn in
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
was the best thing about the film. We’d love to see her win, and accept the award in full Lisbeth Salander costume. Just for fun.
How It Could Go Wrong:
The Academy decides to go with Ellen Page for
instead. And while there’s nothing wrong with that especially, it’s Bening who deserves it.