From Penelope Cruz to Rachel Weisz to Emily Blunt what a weak class it is
Carey Mulligan, "An Education"
Previous nominations or wins: None
Pros: Her spectacular performance is carrying the critical acclaim for "An Education" and her honest charm will warm Academy members hearts as she works the award season cocktail party circuit.
Cons: There would have to be some strange and unforseen backlash against the movie for her not to get nominated.