4-way race for Best Actress Drama
Maggie Gyllenhaal had to be the surprise of the morning, sneaking in on an outside chance. Still…it’s about as much as she’ll get in a class field including the Dame, the Queen, Kate Winslet, and Pene too. If I were to handicap it right now, I’d say Helen Mirren by a hair followed by Penelope. Come Oscar though, when both actress categories shrink down to one with just 5 spots, Maggie will be long gone and I wonder if either Kate or Pene will be left off the list too for Meryl Streep and perhaps Renee Zellweger? Don’t forget, Harvey is desperately campaigning for Sienna Miller among this group. And then there’s Beyonce. Try to stifle your snort…I couldn’t. Anyway, check out Helen as the Monarch – uncanny the resemblance, non?