What interests me most about this category is that I had one person nailed for this award, and have since completely changed my mind.

Prediction:

Oscar Nominated Penelope Cruz

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.