Bérénice Bejo, "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
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Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"
Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Wilson: How dare you make me pick! Every woman in this category deserves an Oscar; they are all beyond the beyond. If pressed, I'd say I have a borderline obsession with Melissa and Octavia (I love that I'm brazenly referring to them by their first names) and would love to see one of them win.
Colonna: I want Bérénice Bejo to win so I can have a drinking game centered around how many times the presenters and announcers screw up the pronunciation of her name.
Vos: Since Adele recently cleaned house at the Grammys, Melissa McCarthy will win to further help the cause of chubby white women.
Weems: Being a professional stand up comedian myself, I respect funny. And Melissa McCarthy is FUNNY. Sorry, other nominess. You should have been funnier. There's always next year, so start preheating those jokes if you want my vote.
Moyer: Octavia Spencer needs to win this because her sister, Septuagenaria, was totally denied last year.
Siple: "Bridesmaids" is the only movie nominated that involves female poop jokes ("The Help" notwithstanding) and a horny Midwestern heavy-set woman ("Albert Nobbs" notwithstanding), so obviously McCarthy is the natural choice!
Kenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"
Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"
Max von Sydow, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
Wilson: Jonah Hill was wonderful. He is so funny yet keeps it subtle — something I have yet to master!!
Colonna: Nick Nolte has to win because there isn't a category for Best Mugshot Ever Taken so however he can go home with an award, I'm on board with.