Amy Adams – The Master
Samantha Barks – Les Misérables
Pauline Collins – Quartet
Judi Dench – Skyfall
Jennifer Ehle – Zero Dark Thirty
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Scarlett Johansson – Hitchcock
Nicole Kidman – The Paperboy
Frances McDormand – Promised Land
Amanda Seyfried – Les Misérables
Maggie Smith – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Kerry Washington – Django Unchained
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook
Just wait, she'll win the Deanie and everyone's head will explode.
You're just desperate to take away Buster's mantle as AD's Armond White.
If Anne Hathaway wins a single critics award of the big three it will be because Les Miz is very well received by critics (it's not a critics-awards type of film at all, even less than Dreamgirls). If it's very well received by critics, your precious Lincoln is in trouble.
NY is between Hunt and Adams. Or Field?
If Jennifer Hudson can win NYFCC and NBR I'm sure Hathaway can too.
There's really a dearth of contenders for the critics awards in this category this year. I can see both LAFCA and NSFC going for a non-Oscar contender at least.
Plus they could cite her for both Les Mis and TDKR, even though she's being pushed for the latter in Lead.
NBR has been more avant-garde in their choices lately, but I could see her take NYFCC.
I won't be surprised if Hathaway takes everything
She was 3rd for RGM, lol. But yeah, Hathaway can easily win New York.