Tuesday, August 28, 2007


AwardsDaily (formerly known as Oscarwatch) is one of my favorite Oscar prognosticator sites. They've been doing it for a long time and, to quote LL Cool J, doin' it well. Yes, I'm down.

In any case, here are their predictions in the Lead Actress category (based on films already released):

Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Julie Christie, Away from Her
Keri Russell, Waitress

No fifth spot yet, but I'd definitely put Cate Blanchett in that list--I just can't fathom the idea of her not getting nodded for The Golden Age.

That being said, I'd remove Ms. Russell from the list and put Keira Knightley in for "Atonement." I'd go even further and take Ms. Jolie off the list as well. That leaves the wild card spot, generally reserved for an astonishing debut (Keisha Castle-Hughes) or a well-established legend (Meryl Streep, Dame Judi Dench, take your pic). So my list would look something like this:

Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Julie Christie, Away from Her
Cate Blanchett, The Golden Age
Keira Knightley, Atonement
Meryl Streep, Lions for Lambs or Rendition


Anonymous said...

I hope Keri Russell wins!!! I laughed and cried with her in the movie "Waitress". I don't know of any other actress that can grab your heart the way that she does!

Cotillard-Admin said...

I haven't seen "Waitress" yet but I'll check it out as soon as it becomes available. Ms. Russell definitely has some buzz going for her, hopefully it will continue as we head into the uber competitive Fall season.