This post is for those who predicted the Best Actress Oscar nominations with me back in April. Another rollercoaster month of precursors has gone by and this is the final point update prior to the finale (the last points come from the Oscar nominations themselves this Thursday!).
Points since December 21st
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road + 7 (film opened, nominated for OFCS & BAFTA, and Golden Globe Lead win)
Meryl Streep, Doubt + 6 (BFCA win, OFCS BAFTA noms)
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married +6 (BFCA win, OFCS & FB nom)
Kate Winslet, The Reader +6 (BAFTA & FB noms, no points for Globe win since it was in supporting)
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky + 6 (Globe win, OFCS & FB noms)
Cate Blanchett The Curious Case of Benjamin Button + 5 (Vanity Fair cover, film opened and box office points)
Angelina Jolie, Changeling + 3 (BAFTA nom)
Melissa Leo, Frozen River + 3 (FB nom)
We'll announce the gold, silver and bronze medalist psychics next weekend. Your current leaders are KiYe and Rich Aunt Pennybags who both guessed Hathaway, Hawkins, Jolie, Streep and Winslet back in April. BUT, since they have Winslet for different films something has to give...
Here's that complete chart of contestants and their points. If there's a surprise snub or surprise inclusion on Oscar nomination morning, it still could be several people's game.Hayden W, JarJar K, Jaydawg, Joel C, Matt Noller, Rizz and sasnyder might be battling it out for the bronze but we'll see. A snub for Jolie or a nomination for Blanchett would definitely shake up the overall point story. The tiebreaker question "how many nominations will Revolutionary Road get?" turned out to be a good one to ask. Expectations for that movie's Oscar fate have shifted wildly.