And they didn't include Meryl. This was completely expected. Here are the five for Actress in Leading role:
1. Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
2. Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
3. Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
4. Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
5. Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
I'm a little surprised by Mirren. But with Quvenzhane Wallis inelligible, Mirren's likely the fifth slot. I would've been less surprised by Emmanuelle Riva over Mirren, considering it's only actors voting, and although not well known, I could see Riva's performance being rather striking to a lot of actors, especially those over 50.
Tomorrow is likely to provide a different result for Meryl when the Golden Globe nominations are announced. This morning's announcement pretty much put the nail in the coffin for Meryl's Oscar nominations chances for Hope Springs, but I've seen weirder things happen. Stay tuned.
Full results are here.