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Amy Adams ("Big Eyes")
Pros: With five nominations in the eight years since she burst onto the scene in "Junebug," Amy Adams has quickly become an Academy favorite. As artist Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's unique biopic, she gets a chance to really take center stage outside of an ensemble.
Cons: Will whatever momentum she can gather be smothered by a movie that doesn't quite get there? Probably not.
- Kristopher Tapley