Should Win/Will Win - The Iron Lady
Could Win - Albert Nobbs or HP72
Commentary - While I found parts of The Iron Lady excrucitating, there were two elements of the film that were really top notch. One was of course the marvelous Meryl Streep. The other was its makeup design of the different ages of Margaret Thatcher. I firmly believe that in terms of technical nominations/wins, the quality of the film should not count as much as the quality of the craft itself. So while both Albert Nobbs and HP72 could win this, I think the Academy will go with the more obvious makeup transformation and reward The Iron Lady.