I was excited and pleasantly surprised to open goldderby.com to see a new post that indicates Meryl being the front-runner according to their "experts." Nine out of thirteen have predicted Meryl to come away with her third Oscar overall and first in 29 years for The Iron Lady. Nothing would make me happier of course, but we know how soon it is, and I'm always skeptical of the word "experts." Most of the listed editors also pick Meryl and she leads overwhelmingly with users. Things could change so quickly once the movie is actually (ahem) seen, but for now, I'll revel in her standing.
Check it out: http://www.goldderby.com/films/news/1977/gold-derby-oscarologists-bet-on-meryl-streep-to-win-her-third-oscar.html