It’s only four months to the Oscar nominations (sorry, I’m a sick queen), so it’s time to start separating the frontrunners from the back-of-the buses. Here come my never-too-early choices for the definite-probable-maybe nominees. And not to brag, but I’m usually about 80% right with this shit.
Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married. She made the self-indulgent drug mess seem utterly delightful!
Melissa Leo for Frozen River. The movie was a torture, but Melissa’s a gem. This is her Half Nelson, sort of.
Meryl Streep for Doubt. Duh.
Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky. The feelgood performance of the year. She’ll only be omitted if nominators forgot their Ambien.
Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road. Everyone says she’s finally going to win–but then again they haven’t seen the picture yet.
And of course don’t rule out Angelina Jolie for Changeling (Looking for a kid is not exactly a stretch for Angie, but this is her bid for renewed credibility, so maybe we should just give it to her along with some fresh diapers), Nicole Kidman for Australia (Everyone wants Nicole to be hot again–especially her), and Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler (proving once and for all that last time wasn’t a miscount).
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 8, 2008