Really work those mnemonic muscles.
Remember that early bird Best Actress Oscar prediction contest "Actress Psychic"? Well the point totals are finally here. I had some spreadsheet difficulties but it's now done with a little less than 2 months to go before the contest ends. Once Oscar nominations are announce I award gold, silver and bronze medals for the most psychic of all TFE readers. Rich Aunt Pennybags, Patrick T, JarJar K and Ben F are tied for first place so far.
So here are the points amassed since the contest began...
(a few minor corrections made)
Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married +14 (EW cover that mentions Oscar, hosted Saturday Night Live, Played in Toronto & Venice, Indie Spirit and Satellite nominee, film actually opened)
Anjelina Jolie Changeling + 12 (Vanity Fair & EW covers, played at Cannes and won a prize for Clint Eastwood, Satellite nominee, film opened & box office)
Meryl Streep Mamma Mia! +12 (Film Comment & EW cover that mentions Oscar, EW entertainer of year list, Satellite nominee, film opened & box office)
Meryl Streep Doubt +10 (Film Comment & EW cover that mentions Oscar, EW entertainer of year list, Satellite nominee)
Sarah Jessica Parker Sex & the City + 5 (EW cover but no points since the cover is shared by three others, EW entertainer of the year list, film opened & box office)
Melissa Leo Frozen River + 5 (Gotham Award, Indie Spirit & Satellite Nominee, film opened)
Franka Potente Che +5 (Played at Cannes and won a prize for Benicio Del Toro & played at Toronto)
Sally Hawkins Happy-Go-Lucky +4 (Played at Toronto, Satellite nominee, film actually opened)
Julianne Moore Blindness +4 (Played at Cannes & Toronto, film opened)
Kate Winslet The Reader + 4 (Vanity Fair cover, Satellite nominee)
Kate Winslet Revolutionary Road + 3 (Vanity Fair cover)
Amy Adams Sunshine Cleaning +3 (Vanity Fair cover)
Rachel McAdams The Lucky Ones +3 (Played at Toronto, film opened)
Keira Knightley The Duchess + 3 (Played at Toronto, film opened)
Natalie Portman Brothers +3 (served on jury at Cannes)
Diane Lane Nights in Rodanthe + 2 (film opened & box office)
Ellen Burstyn Lovely Still (+2 Played at Toronto)
Vera Farmiga Nothing but the Truth (+2 Played at Toronto)
Charlize Theron The Burning Plain +2 (Played at Toronto & Venice)
Kerry Washington Lakeview Terrace +2 (film opened & box office)
Cate Blanchett The Curious Case of Benjamin Button +1 (Interview cover)
Emily Blunt Sunshine Cleaning / The Young Victoria (+1 NY Times Style Magazine)
Gwyneth Paltrow Two Lovers +1 (Played at Cannes)
+1 hey, at least their films opened
Hiam Abbas -The Visitor, Mischa Barton -Closing the Ring, Juliette Binoche -Voyage of the Red Balloon, Patricia Clarkson -Married Life, Penelope Cruz -Elegy, Helen Hunt -then she found me, Norah Jones -my blueberry nights, Nicole Kidman -Australia, Julianne Moore -savage grace, Ellen Page -the tracey fragments, Meg Ryan -the women, Sissy Spacek -lake city, Uma Thurman -life before her eyes, Naomi Watts -funny games
It's possible that there are human errors in points and so on. If so let me know. Here's that complete chart. But overall, I think the March 2008 collective prediction is probably going to be 40- 60% correct come nomination morning.