Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) and I agree that Natalie Portman (“Black Swan“) and Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right”) are the Oscar front-runners to win Best Actress, but we also take seriously a third rival: Nicole Kidman (“Rabbit Hole”). Beware: Nicole could prove to be the spoiler in this Oscar contest if she first upstages Natalie at the Golden Globes. Can’t happen, you think? Think again. Nicole is beloved by Globe voters (she’s won three times). She’s good pals with many members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (56 of them attended her “Rabbit Hole” press conference — that’s a HUGE turnout considering there are only 88 members). If Nicole pulls off an upset at the Globes, that could give her serious momentum heading toward the Oscars. Then what?
Tune in below to find out, then watch Pete and I slug it out over the Best Picture battle here while powwowing at the Hollywood Museum. . Watch the video of Nicole Kidman’s exclusive video chat with Gold Derby here.