Maggie Smith to Enter the Oscar Race with 'The Lady in the Van'

I say that of course because she's Dame Maggie Smith, a legend, two-time Oscar winner and six-time nominee, now starring in a film based on the award-winning play, which was also based on a true story. All that, plus it just secured a December U.S. release date from Sony Pictures Classics, which means they think it's definitely something to be reckoned with, or at least she is. Mark this one down on your calendars, folks.