All but Judi
Judi Dench was the only Best Actress nominee who did not attend the Nominees Luncheon yesterday. I love that about her. She’s the only one who doesn’t actually give a sh-t. The others most definitely do give a sh-t. Doesn’t mean we can’t love them but we can also say they give a sh-t, right?
Cate Blanchett gives a sh-t. And Cate Blanchett is the frontrunner. Is this Woody Allen mess going to affect her position? I really, really don’t think so. Many of her peers are in awe of her already. And I’m not sure they’d have a hard time separating her performance from her director. This is just my opinion, sure, but if it’s one thing actors do well, it’s compartmentalise. Actors make up the largest percentage of the Academy.
If Cate’s momentum does slide because of Woody Allen however, the person who stands to gain the most is probably Amy Adams. I really, really hope what she’s wearing here isn’t a sign of what to expect from Amy Adams on the carpet that night though. Because goddamn, this red shirt and trouser combination is balls.
Sandy’s in solid third, I’d say. Solidly. Her striped red and white mismatched belt however is definitely first place.
And Meryl? I wish Meryl hadn’t won for The Iron Lady which I never thought was her best anyway. She is so f-cking spectacular in August: Osage County that that’s the performance I wish was going up against Blue Jasmine. Now that would be a competition.
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