One way we know this sludge of a year isn’t over yet? The Oscar race is just now getting muddy.
Over the next few months, I’ll handicap the annual Hollywood derby, starting on a high note: the hectic Best Actress contest. So many of your favorites are on this list, ready to flaunt themselves for the voting body as studios churn multimillion-dollar “for your consideration” campaigns. These women are ranked according to their likelihood of being feted, which, of course, could shift drastically before nominations are announced Jan. 24.