In a 14-paragraph discussion about various pluses and handicaps affecting the 2021 Best Actress Oscar race, Vanity Fair ‘s David Canfield and Rebecca Ford acknowledge (a) the worthiness of Lady Gaga, Kristen Stewart and Nicole Kidman’s respective performances in House of Gucci, Spencer and Being The Ricardos, and at the same time (b) note that buzz for the films themselves has been settling down. And they salute West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler, of course.

Then they actually manage to mention (in paragraphs #10 and #14) the year’s finest lead female performances, hands downParallel MothersPenelope Cruz and The Worst Person in the World’s Renate Reinsve. Which struck me as obliging and accommodating.