From Penelope Cruz to Rachel Weisz to Emily Blunt what a weak class it is
Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Antichrist"
Previous nominations or wins: None
Pros: Gainsbourg won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival this year for "Antichrist" and it was well deserved. The French actress goes for it with one of the bravest and intense performances by any actress in years.
Cons: Even in such a weak year, the controversial film may be too difficult for Academy members to embrace. She'll need significant critic's group support to sneak in.