Portman, Swinton, Lawrence, Bening, Kidman, Manville, Hathaway, Williams: who gets left out?
Reese Witherspoon, "How Do You Know"
Pro: One of America's and Hollywood's sweethearts, the "Walk the Line" Academy Award winner is hoping for a repeat in James Brook's latest. Brooks has garnered Oscar nods for a slew of his actors including two in this category, Shirley MaClaine ("Terms of Endearment") and Helen Hunt ("As Good as It Gets"), both of whom won.
Con: She's a wildcard. Until it's seen you can't dismiss her crashing the party.