Could this be the year's most competitive category?
CÃ©cile De France, "Hereafter"
Pro: A French-language marvel who has finally gotten her chance to shine in a good English-language film (as opposed to "Around the World in 80 Days"). Critics have been impressed with her work in Clint Eastwood's latest.
Con: It's unclear how much awards season heat "Hereafter" will actually catch. She seems like a reach at this point.