Eric wrote:Big Magilla wrote:Blanchett - Dench - Olsen - Streep - Thompson.
If that's the lineup, Olsen can't lose.
If I have to go by my theory of "youth" I'd put my money on Blanchett. Never understood her win for that mannered performance in The Aviator.
Always been peeved by when a "leading lady" type wins an Oscar in the supporting category first. Like Blanchett. Streep and Lange made good on that by winning later in the "right" category. Alas my all time regret is that Vanessa Redgrave could never follow suit.
So a Blanchett win would sit well with me.
Of course it could all end horribly with Watts winning because voters thought she was due.