Glenn Close "Albert Knobbs"
Rooney Mara "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Meryl Streep "The Iron Lady"
Tilda Swinton "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
Charlize Theron "Young Adult"
Other Possibilties - Sandra Bullock "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close", Emma Stone "The Help", Michelle Williams "My Week With Marilyn", Anne Hathaway "One Day", Scarlett Johansson "We Bought A Zoo", Carey Mulligan "Shame",
Commentary - So apparently, according to IMDB, Stephen Daldry's next project Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is not coming out till 2012, which throws off some of my other predictions, but I'll see Sandra Bullock as an Other Possibilty just in case. That being said, I think that this is going to be a tight race with plenty of contenders. Meryl Streep is surely set to get her, yep count it, 17th Oscar nomination. I also think that another veteran Glenn Close could get some recognition for playing a man in Albert Knobbs. Tilda Swinton has already won an Oscar, but has yet to be nominated since despite year after year churning out great roles. Here's to hoping that We Need To Talk About Kevin becomes her next Oscar vehicle. Charlize Theron is the lead in a Jason Reitman movie, and the last two got Oscar nods (Ellen Page and George Clooney), plus she is a hell of an actress, who has been here before. I think she's in. Finally, I am going with Rooney Mara, as Noomi Rapace got a lot of attention for the same role, and this time the film will have American audiences behind it, and David Fincher behind the camera. The question is, will she pull it off?