4actress_big Julianne Moore has officially crashed the party for these ladies, landing with a performance in "Still Alice" that has many thinking she's a cinch for her first Oscar. Beyond that, what was initially a very weak field is beginning to tighten up. And the lack of competition is yielding some attention paid to interesting corners, like Gugu Mbatha-Raw's performance in "Belle," set for a Searchlight campaign. Meanwhile, Rosamund Pike's "Gone Girl" performance has landed with a cannonball in the middle of this pool.

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