Portman, Swinton, Lawrence, Bening, Kidman, Manville, Hathaway, Williams: who gets left out?
Leslie Manville, "Another Year"
Pro: A longtime collaborator of director Mike Leigh, Manville has never been nominated despite strong work in films such as "High Hopes," "Secrets & Lies," "Topsy-Turvy," "All or Nothing" and "Vera Drake." She's certainly due a nod. Oh, and she's pretty great in this one.
Con: The picture doesn't hit theaters until Dec. 29. That means a lot of love for her performance is going to have to come from screeners and guild screenings. That could be dangerous with such a competitive field. Despite her resume, the Brit is also not that well known on this side of the pond.