Indiewire have done their annual critics poll, with 124 critics and bloggers weighing in on their favourites of the year. Black Swan nabbed 4th spot while Natalie was the 3rd best performer of the year. She was beaten out by two men – Edgar Ramirez and Jesse Eisenberg.
While Gold Derby have a new wave of predictions from their 23 Oscar experts and with most critics groups going for Natalie, she is now the favourite.
Winner of the battle for Best Actress keeps shifting with Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) now a 7 to 5 favorite to prevail over Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right”).