Published January 21, 2009
And Dr. Oscar's Predicted Academy Award Nominees Are...
Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky”
Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
Kristin Scott Thomas, “I’ve Loved You So Long”
Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road”
There are two other actresses which might make the list.
Angelina Jolie in “Changeling” plays the type of determined mother, which so often catches the Academy’s eye. But like Pitt, I question how many members will be ranking Jolie as their number one or two choice.
The other possibility is Melissa Leo, also playing a determined mother, in the indie film “Frozen River.” Leo snared a SAG nomination and has support, though it may not be quite enough to break into the top five.