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.