My oh my. The line-up for 2008 has been announced this week. We had 3 locks (Meryl, Angie & Anne), an unfortunate suprise (Melissa) and almost a shocker (Kate's Reader). I was so sad to see that the best performance by an actress for 2008 didn't even get a nomination: of course, Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky.
I won't comment now on Kate's messy situation, though I did hope she'll get the nom for Revolutionary Road, instead of The Reader. So the 5 ladies that Oscar has chosen for 2008 are:
from left to right, I have the pleasure to introduce:
- Angelina Jolie, for Changeling
- Meryl Streep, for Doubt
- Anne Hathaway, for Rachel Getting Married
- Melissa Leo, for Frozen River
- Kate Winslet, for The Reader
I don't have a favorite yet, though I kinda know for sure who is not winning my love. I'll just take each performance, one at a time and talk about it. I'll do the ranking at the end and decide my winner. I'm really looking forward to be surprised by the choice I'll make.