From Penelope Cruz to Rachel Weisz to Emily Blunt what a weak class it is
Hilary Swank, "Amelia"
Previous nominations or wins:
Won, Best Actress, "Boys Don't Cry," (2000)
Won, Best Actress, "Million Dollar Baby," (2005)
Pros: As a two-time winner, its an understatement to describe Swank is an Academy favorite. She'll also get brownie points for finally bringing the story of the pioneering aviator to the big screen as a producer.
Cons: Swank was authentic in speaking in the mannered accent Earhart was known for, but to those who are unaware it may seem unrealistic. Beyond that, hard to see her not getting in.