If what we have seen so far in 2010, the Best Actress race could be the most exciting we have seen in some time. (Certainly more exciting than the actors at the moment, in a nice change of pace.) You can cut off the deadline right now and fill out a list of five that I believe most award watchers and movie lovers could not only live with but accept as an exemplary representation of the category. And it is only August. Which means at least two or three spots are practically destined to be taken over and we will once again bemoan the Academy's memory for pre-September cinema. Still, without finalizing our list at the moment, there are already two performances that are going to be difficult not to consider close-to-locks. But, mind you again, it is only August.