January 9, 2012
Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
VIola Davis, "The Help"
Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Tilda Swinton, "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
Prediction: Mara has been virutally ignored by critic groups until now. She good earn a surprise victory, but it's really going to boil down to Davis and her superfan, Streep. We're going with Davis, since her film's the only one in this bunch also nominated for best picture.