The results are in for poll #7, where I asked readers to vote on whether or not they think Meryl will win another Oscar. We have a tie! Only three of 35 voters thought she never would, while with ten votes each, people thought she had an equal likelihood of winning for a leading role in either a novel/play adaptation or an original role. I happened to choose the 'leading role in a biopic,' but that option only garnered four votes.
I'm actually a little surprised that not more people chose the biopic option, as the Academy tends to foam at the mouth for such roles. That said, Meryl's played a lot of real-life characters, her most recent win of course coming for portraying Margaret Thatcher (and her last two noms were for biopics in Florence Foster Jenkins and The Post), so it may be more of a novelty and therefore more likely to reward her for a brilliant, even surprising performance of a role created in someone's mind.
As always, I'm open to any suggestions for polls people want to see!