Sunday, October 30, 2011

Not so fast

No sooner did I finish up my last post a few days ago did Meryl drop in rankings almost across the board among Oscarologists. I can only attribute this to the lack of major publicity about The Iron Lady recently. Yes, there was a blurb about a screening in Beijing, but not a lot of traction gained. Specifically, where Meryl was previously leading on all three sites, she is now third on rope of silicon, second on movieline and where a week ago she held 9:10 odds on gold derby, she is now even at 1:1. Viola Davis has been surging, helped along by a proven performance in a film that is well-received by critics and the general public. In addition, she gave a nice speech at the Elle Women in Hollywood event. Again, we'll see how things inevitably get shaken up as The Iron Lady nears its premiere. I'm not too worried. As Billy Bob Thorton says in Primary Colors, "The media giveth and...go fuck yourself."

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