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Amy Adams - "Her"
Pros: A four-time nominee, Adams is an Academy favorite who is also a potential player in the Best Actress race for her work in "American Hustle." Her role in Spike Jonze's romantic drama is more than just Theodore's best friend, but a reflection of his own unhappiness. It's a subtle role that is a true "supporting" role to Phoenix's performance.
Cons: Besides the competition of her own work in "Hustle," Adams is also vying for a nod against co-stars Rooney Mara and Scarlett Johansson. It's hard to see more than one making the final five.