Third critics group award, third different winner for Best Actress. Michelle Williams was awarded for My Week with Marilyn. I've actually seen this film and have to admit that I couldn't keep my eyes off her. And not just because she was on a huge movie screen in front of me, but even in shared scenes, she definitely demanded my attention.
As for Meryl, I think her weekend being awarded the Kennedy Center Honors was probably a more memorable event than had she won the WAFCA award. Not historically a particularly prestigious body of pundits. Nonetheless, she didn't win. Interestingly, as I mentioned above, third critic group, three different winners, none of which were Viola Davis. Still early, peeps. I think L.A. is coming up on Sunday?? That'll be a bit more telling.