At first, I thought this category had some pretty stiff competition and would be difficult to predict, but as I saw all the films and the awards season wore on, it was made pretty clear who the front runner is here.
Kate Winslet. Her performance in The Reader is amazing and I'm so glad to see it here. If her other performance this year (Revolutionary Road) had been nominated I don't think she'd have stood a chance.
What Should Win:
Winslet, for sure, though I would have loved to see Hathaway up there as well.