Toughest major category to call this year. Let’s get to it.
The nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role are…
- Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
- Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
- Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
- Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Naomi Watts in the Impossible
Who Should Win: Ahhhhhhhhhh. Mannnnnnnnnn. It may be the only major win for this film, and it was a genuine lead role in a genuine solid film, so I’ll pick Chastain here.
Who I Want to Win: As in ‘Who I’ll be cheering for?’ If you have to ask…
Who Will Win: My gut tells me that this is the official Hollywood coronation of young Miss Lawrence. Right face, playing the Game to perfection right now, can be setting herself up for a real run at Meryl’s career (which she’s implied she might want to do). We shall see.
Back to the Ac-Tors tomorrow…