Chandra Wilson is one of my favorite actresses, but I think her real nomination is in the Supporting Actress/Drama. This feels like a nice placeholder to me.
Shirley MacLaine is an Academy-Award winning legend, but her role was that big in Coco Chanel, and there is just so much competition ahead of her.
Speaking of Academy-Award winning legends, Jessica Lange was absolutely fantastic in Grey Gardens, and in most other years, would probably be a frontrunner, but internal and external competition, I believe, will over shadow her this year.
Then it comes down to two. Drew Barrymore is the true winner of this award, no matter what happens. Her performance in Grey Gardens was simply incredible and reminded all of us why we used to like her so much.
But I think sentiment, and political/current events will rule the night, and the highly emotional and stunning performance by Sigourney Weaver in Prayers for Bobby will take home the gold. It’s just too baity of a performance, and her legend status doesn’t hurt either.