This Hollywood Reporter‘s just-posted Best Actress round-table includes Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Hilary Swank (Conviction), and Amy Adams (The Fighter)…fine. Swank is a non-contender and I’m not convinced that Carter, excellent as she is, is a Best Supporting Actress favorite but okay, whatever.
Kids Are All Right costar Julianne Moore wasn’t invited because she was at the London and Rome film festivals. Another Year‘s Lesley Manville wasn’t in town, I presume. Blue Valentine‘s Michelle Williams and Winter’s Bone contender Jennifer Lawrence were in England shooting. And nobody was focusing on Love and Other Drugs star Anne Hathaway or Morning Glory star Rachel McAdams when this thing was taped on or about 10.25.