Well I have decided to completely update my Oscar predictions in a few categories.
I started with Best Picture. Nothing really added here, just a lot of movement from before.
Where there is great changes is in Best Actress. People say it is a weak race, but my word, there are 15 possible contenders (16 if you add Meryl's number two). Added are Helen Mirren, Marion Cotillard, Brenda Blethyn, Sandra Bullock, and for shots and giggles, Catalina Saavedra. At this point this category is looking pretty full with only the 5th slot up for grabs, unless Mirren slips.
Same goes for Best Supporting Actress. It is filling up with only Mo'Nique as a lock. The next safest looks to be Julianne Moore but then we have a free for all for the last slots. Emma Thompson, Rosamund Pike, Mélanie Laurent, Rachel Weisz, Samantha Morton, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, Mariah Carey, Vera Farmiga, Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz and Anna Kendrick. It could honestly go any which way but obvious.