Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) - Irresistible and naturalistic. The Globe win means she’s a definite possibility.
Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married) - Subtle but sharp - Hathaway shows her substance.
Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road) - The favourite... at last.
Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia) - Because it wouldn’t be an Academy Awards without her.
Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button) - Another solid turn from a previous winner.