2011 brought a number of personal changes and experiences in my life - this was also the year I met Glenda Jackson and watched all the Best Actress nominees, which I will eventually do some rambling review on the role of women in the Best Actress category, but until there is time for that, what about the future Oscar nominees?
The best thing about this year is all of the races are COMPLETELY UNPREDICTABLE. There is no clear frontrunners in any category (when was the last time this happened?) and the movies I have seen thus far have been unusually strong.
Here's who I think the Best Actress nominees will be:
And since I've already seen 3/5, I can safely say this lineup is incredible. The only other possible happening would be Glenn Close getting in over Charlize or Tilda, otherwise this is the lineup.
Also this year, I fell in love with a new actress, as I'm sure her 1,226 movies have made other people do: