Newsweek‘s David Ansen has joined those predicting a win for Michael Clayton‘s Tilda Swinton in the Best Supporting Actress category. He’s not calling this a certainty as much as confessing he has a hunch along these lines, the rationale being that voting for Swinton is “a way [for Academy members] to honor a movie they like, and an uncompromising actor who’s paid her dues in movies both far-out and mainstream.”

Ansen informs, incidentally, the Cate Blanchett‘s name is supposed to be pronounced “BLANCHIT and not BLANSHETTE, as if it were French.” He got it straight from the horse’s mouth.