Thursday, January 26, 2012

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Actress in a Leading Role

The competition: Glenn Close’s closeted waiter (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis’ trailblazing maid (The Help), Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher (The Iron Lady), Tilda Swinton’s conflicted mother (We Need to Talk About Kevin), and Michelle Williams’ Marilyn Monroe (My Week with Marilyn).

For your information: This is Streep’s eighth solo film nomination, and she won in this category in 2008 for “Doubt.” Davis, Swinton, and Williams all have one previous nomination. This is Close’s first film mention, but she has seven TV nominations, one of which comes this year for “Damages.” Davis is the only performer nominated for her ensemble work this year as well.

Who should win: Streep

Who will win: I imagine this goes to Streep, unless voters really love “The Help.”

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