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Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
Pro: Along with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, Chastain received some of the finest critical notes for her role as a new bride trying to integrate into Mississippi's white ladies society.
Con: Will the Academy favor her work in "The Tree of Life" instead? With Spencer considered a shoe-in, can two actresses from "The Help" make the cut? Or, will support for both films cancel each other out and leave one of America's most impressive new finds on the sidelines?