Yesterday Awards Daily‘s Sasha Stone posted a list of likely or leading Best Actress contenders. She was smart to put Jennifer Lawrence at the top of the list for her spirited Silver Linings Playbook performance. It’s obviously early but in my view the other four are as follows: Keira Knightley for Anna Karenina, Marion Cotillard for Rust & Bone, Greta Gerwig for Frances Ha and maybe Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild…maybe.

Who’s left to be seen and possibly added? I’m asking.

As good as she is, I don’t think Compliance‘s Ann Dowd has much of a shot…sorry. Ditto Amour‘s Emmanuelle Riva, although I could be wrong. (She exudes grace and dignity.) But forget The Impossible‘s Naomi Watts (just a lot of bug-eyed gasping, screaming and hyperventilating) and Hope SpringsMeryl Streep (a relatively modest performance). I know nothing about Leslie Mann‘s performance in This Is Forty.