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Oprah Winfrey - "Lee Daniels' The Butler"
Pros: The iconic television interviewer was previously nominated in this same category for "The Color Purple" in 1986. Last year she won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar. Her performance in Lee Daniels' popular drama had critics and moviegoers buzzing about an Oscar nod back in August.
Cons: A win seems unlikely, but assuming she works the awards circuit (which is the plan) she's expected to make the cut.