Oscar vets Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep face newcomers
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Amy Adams - "American Hustle"
Pros: Adams has been nominated for an Academy Award four times in the past eight years, but only in the Best Supporting Actress category. She's been nominated for every major honor and took home an Independent Spirit Award for "Junebug" in 2006. In "Hustle," she reunites with David O. Russell, who directed her Oscar nominated turn in "The Fighter" and four nominations for actors in last year's "Silver Linings Playbook."
Cons: With "Hustle" still unseen, it's unclear whether Adams is a legitimate player in this category. On a sadder note, she's also winless at the Globes, BAFTA and the SAG Awards.