Kate Winslet "Mildred Pierce"
Diane Lane "Cinema Verite"
There are a lot of contenders but the consensus among pundits seems to be colluding around five solid nominees, with a handful of others who could fill the last spot. Kate Winslet is a shoo-in for Mildred Pierce, even if it had been crap, she still would have gotten in. I also think that Diane Lane is a lock, and the race is probably between her and Winslet. The two contenders from British productions, Elizabeth McGovern and Jean Marsh should also be in without much fuss. The final slot looks to be Taraji P. Henson's role in Taken From Me. Although the film was so-so, Henson is always fantastic, and will most likely get the final nod. For the potential sixth spot, Hewitt, Atwell, and Raver could compete. Katie Holmes is a wildcard, although I think that, like critics, the Emmys will avoid The Kennedys.