More Dench, Oscar Bloggers!

The Transom keeps up religiously with The Carpet Bagger and Gold Derby this Oscar time of year. And one name that keeps not popping up enough in the pre-Oscar forecasting is this one: Judi Dench. Gold Derby currently has her ranked at number three for Best Actress, and The Transom would like to insist she go ever-higher after this morning’s screening of ‘Notes on a Scandal.’ It has an absurdly, insanely, freakishly good performance by her as a cat-loving, manipulating battleaxe. How good is it? The Transom despises voice-over, and literally half the movie is Denchian v.o.–and it is still awesome.