Could this be the year's most competitive category?
Rebecca Hall, "The Town"
Pro: "The Town" was the surprise hit of the fall and people in the industry want to reward it. Hall has been excellent in almost everything she's done including an earlier turn in "Please Give" this spring and Woody Allen's much loved "Vicky Christina Barcellona."
Con: Hall's role may not be perceived as difficult as some of her co-stars such as Jeremy Renner. Her best chance is if "The Town" becomes a major contender across the board.