Portman, Swinton, Lawrence, Bening, Kidman, Manville, Hathaway, Williams: who gets left out?
Halle Berry, "Frankie and Alice"
Pro: The emotional former winner for "Monster's Ball" has gotten strong notices for her role as a woman with multiple personality disorder. She will also work as the awards circuit big time in hopes of getting as much press possible for her passion project.
Con: Her chances for a nomination are very, very slim. The film does not have an experienced distributor in the Oscar game. It's a reach at best.