A few links to pass the time:
PopMatters is counting down a list (don't you love 'em) of 100 Essential Female Film Performances this week. They've already covered a number of my personal favorites (Isabelle Adjani in Possession, Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher, Harriett Andersson in Cries & Whispers, Thelma Ritter in Pickup on South Street, Ingrid Thulin in Winter Light, Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest, Ashley Judd in Bug, Jeanne Moreau in Mademoiselle, etc). They're pretty spot-on with the choices they've made thusfar, with notable exception for Judi Dench in Notes on a Scandal and Kim Novak in Vertigo.
Slant Magazine has the best rundown of Oscar predictions you'll find on the web. They've even convinced me that it's okay for Kate Winslet to win Best Actress if only to prove the hilarious irony that Ricky Gervais was right on Extras.
If you're sick of reading about Oscar predictions, check out ReverseShot's Oscar preview. Yum-Yum for Best Actress!
Aaron Hillis addresses some issues I've been long tossing through my head at GreenCine Daily.