Too damn early!
There are contenders: “Blue Jasmine” is a contender. Cate Blanchett is a contender. I erred on this one already, writing in an interview for Yahoo Movies: “… the burdens of being an early Oscar frontrunner – again – this time for playing the title character of Woody Allen’s latest, ‘Blue Jasmine.'” But now I’m calling myself out. She is a contender. We haven’t yet seen Meryl Streep or Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County” or Sandra Bullock in “Gravity” or Judy Dench in “Philomena.”
Rule 1: No Oscar Frontrunners Before Labor Day.
I may extend this through Thanksgiving. What are your thoughts?