Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
- Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs (2011)
- Viola Davis for The Help (2011)
- Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
- Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady (2011)
- Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Who I think will win: Viola Davis
Who I liked the most: Rooney Mara
This year’s nominees for best actress are all pretty close. I didn’t get to see My Week with Marilyn, Albert Nobbs, or The Iron Lady, unfortunately, so my opinion doesn’t really have much weight in this category, but I did see The Help and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, so I can touch on those.
Viola Davis has a huge population of people backing her for this performance, for it means a lot to both her and African American history, which this month does celebrate. She was awesome in the movie, and I am content that she will probably win this.
I liked Rooney Mara the most probably because I absolutely love the character she played, Lisbeth Salander. I think Salander is one of the most interesting characters that I’ve seen in a long, long time, and Mara did well to put that character onto the screen.