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Tilda Swinton, "We Need To Talk About Kevin"
Pro: Praise for Swinton's turn as a mother trying to deal with the deadly ramifications of her teenage son's actions has been growing since "Kevin" debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May. A Swinton received a best actress nomination from the British Independent Film Critics for her performance. She's also a former best supporting Oscar winner for "Michael Clayton" and plans to be in Los Angeles more than usual to campaign for "Kevin."
Con: Swinton is close to being an icon among her peers on both sides of the Atlantic, but distributor Oscilloscope Films will really need a strong publicity, advertising and screener campaign to pull this one out.