In what is, quite frankly, a rather stupid write-up, TV Guide predicts Marion will take the Oscar "by a hair."
BEST ACTRESSIs this award going back to Europe again? Helen Mirren took the trophy across the Atlantic last year, and now the front-runners are England's Julie Christie and France's Marion Cotillard. But might voters be tired of shipping Oscars overseas and reward Ellen Page, the fresh-faced Canadian of surprise hit "Juno"? Probably not. When it comes to best actress, the Academy likes heavy, not light. The early favorite, Cotillard, inhabits singer Edith Piaf in the kind of raging, larger-than-life performance voters love. But the radiant Christie has been picking up momentum since winning the SAG award for her heartbreaking portrayal of a woman slipping into dementia. This Oscar will definitely be living in Europe by month's end -- probably France, by a hair.