How it would all look if I selected the nominees and winners each year!
And the Dickie Award goes to...
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Noemie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Taylor Russell, Waves
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Emma Thompson, Late Night
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Jillian Bell, Brittany Runs a Marathon
Samara Weaving, Ready or Not
I cannot believe that Renee Zellweger has gotten the love she's gleaned - I thought her performance was utter garbage, a mere auto-pilot rotation between about 6 different extreme facial expressions, none of them grounded in Judy's soul.
Saoirse Ronan has been turning in dazzling work in film after film since her sobering breakout turn in 2007's Atonement. And to me, this is her most vulnerable, full, and dynamic performance to date.