Portman, Swinton, Lawrence, Bening, Kidman, Manville, Hathaway, Williams: who gets left out?
Sally Hawkins, "Made in Dagenham"
Pro: The former nominee for "Happy-Go-Lucky"stars in the true story of a woman who inadvertently becomes a leader for equal pay in Britain after her sewer's union strikes against Ford Motor Company. There is certainly an "Oscar moment" scene for her in the flick.
Con: Hawkins is a a charismatic screen presence, but the overly saccharine film is starting to get some negative buzz amongst the media after an OK debut at the Toronto Film Festival. It may not get the overall strong reviews distributor Sony Classics was hoping for and that's not good for Hawkins.