Source At a time when most glossies are graced with emaciated starlets under 25, how hot is it that EW chose to go with 3 middle-aged goddesses at the top of their game? As Maybe Gaybe Wentie would say: Brava, EW. Brava, brava, brava. Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, and the one and only Meryl Streep heading up Oscar season in a year when Maturity is making a marvelous comeback – all three are worthy candidates, all three can transform an innocuous line of dialogue into sublime poetry, all three should be role models for killer craftsmanship and certainly have worthy successors in Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, and Kate Winslet …but what about after that? Beyond Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley (gagging) who can assume the Dame’s throne?