This year's top candidates from 'A' for 'Argo' to 'Z' for 'Zero Dark Thirty'
Pro: Remember this: those who love it really love it. The collaboration between Tom Tykwer, Andy and Laura Wachowski is an epic tale spanning thousands of years with multiple characters played by the same actors. Previous Oscar winners Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Tom Broadbent have significant roles in the picture. The challenges of multiple roles make it an inevitable shoe-in for a best ensemble SAG nomination. Also, don’t discount the power of Hanks and Berry to old school campaign this one in for picture.
Con: Remember this: those who don’t love it really don’t love it. At press time, there may be no film more polarizing to critics and viewers so far this season than “Cloud Atlas.” It may be the one contender dependent on massive box office success to land a nomination. It will also face a huge uphill battle if the reviews are all over the place, too.
- Gregory Ellwood