Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Julie Christie (Away From Her), Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), Laura Linney (The Savages), Ellen Page (Juno)
Winner: Julie Christie. Yes, the Academy loooves Cate
Blanchett, especially in a showy role, but the fact that Christie has
already received an armfuls of awards for a performance in a nearly
year-old movie proves that the old broad's still got legs.