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Jennifer Lawrence, "Like Crazy"
Pro: A nominee in the best actress category last February for "Winter's Bone," Lawrence is devastating as the on again, off again girlfriend of Jacob (Anton Yelchin), a college graduate trying to deal with the fact his true love is stuck overseas due to visa issues. In her few scenes Lawrence dramatically illuminates the pain of a broken heart. It's arguably a more moving turn than her work in "Bone."
Con: "Like Crazy" has done well at the art house box office, but it's unclear whether the guilds will embrace it. Sadly, this may be a film whose performances are appreciated by the general public years down the line.