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Oscars predix: Who's ahead in the best-actress derby

November 5, 2009 |  9:07 am

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After piping in with their Oscars predix for best pix on Tuesday, our forums' moderators now stick out their thin, tender, trembling necks to forecast the best-actress race. Chris "Boomer" Beachum, Matthew "Boidiva02" Cormier, Darrin "DoubleD" Dortch, Robert "Rob L" Licuria, Andrew "andrew" Pickett and Paul Sheehan.

Only two actresses get the bets of all of these pundits: Carey Mulligan ("An Education") and Helen Mirren ("The Last Station"). Yeah, I'm sure they're right about that duo. Those not putting their derby dollars down on Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire") and Saoirse Ronan ("The Lovely Bones") will regret it later. Personally, my fifth pick is Marion Cotillard ("Nine"). Check out our forums to see who other Derbyites are betting on in general; read reax to these specific predix here. Early fave to win is Sidibe, I think. Here are the views of 16 film journos we polled on the best-pic race.

BEST ACTRESS Beachum Cormier Dortch Licuria Pickett Sheehan
Abbie Cornish, "Bright Star"

X

 

 

 X

X

 

Marion Cotillard, "Nine"

 

 

 

 

X

X

Penelope Cruz, "Broken Embraces"

X

  

 

  

 

 

Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"

X

X

X

X

X

X

Carey Mulligan, "An Education"

X

X

X

X

X

X

Saoirse Ronan, "The Lovely Bones"

 

 

X

   

X

Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"

X

X

X

X

   
Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious"

 

X

X

X

Hilary Swank, "Amelia"  

X

       

Photos: From left, Carey Mulligan in "An Education." Credit: Sony Pictures Classics. Gabourey Sidibe in "Precious." Credit: Lionsgate

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