What interests me most about this category is that I had one person nailed for this award, and have since completely changed my mind.
- Amy Adams for Doubt
- Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
- Viola Davis for Doubt
- Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler
Penélope Cruz. Originally I thought Viola Davis had this one for sure, but after seeing Vicki Cristina Barcelona, my mind has been completely changed. Cruz’s performance is raw, real, and amazing.
What Should Win:
I’ll go with Cruz. While I thought the Academy would flip for Davis’ performance, I wasn’t completely sold on it to begin with and the same thing goes for Henson. I’d love to say Tomei, but unfortunately for Marisa, The Wrestler is all Mickey’s show.