Most Likely to Win
Killers... Flower Moon
Anatomy of a Fall
I missed Bening, expecting Margot Robbie to make it in here for Barbie. Alas, the female director & lead were snubbed for this movie about female empowerment - but honestly, this is a stacked category this year, and if I'm being honest, I'm not sure Robbie is among the five best. Look at these performances - each of them just tremendous.
As for the win, we've got a neck & neck race between Gladstone and Stone (the stones!) - will be so fascinating to see what shakes out - SAG will tell us so much. My prediction is that Gladstone takes that, Stone takes BAFTA (where Gladstone wasn't even nominated), and we're at a real coin toss for Oscar night. We'll see!!!