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Nicole Kidman, "Nine"
Previous nominations or wins:
Nominee, Best Actress, "Moulin Rouge" (2002)
Won, Best Actress, "The Hours" (2002)
Pros: We all know Kidman can sing and dance, she's been nominated for doing it before in "Moulin Rouge." If this role allows her to steal any light from her numerous co-stars, she's beloved enough by the Academy to slip in.
Cons: The part is rumored to have very little screen time in the picture. If that's true it might be hard for her to really make a lasting impression with voters. And, obviously, she's got a lot of competition from her own co-stars.
[Left, Nicole Kidman and Daniel Day-Lewis in a moment from "Nine."]