Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart, Patricia Arquette and more vie for gold.
Next gallery »Exclusive Channing Tatum and Steve Carell 'Foxcatcher' photos
« Previous gallery17 things you need to know after Marvel's 'Avengers' announcements
Patricia Arquette ("Boyhood")
Pros: One of the most buzzed contenders in any acting category this year, Arquette has already picked up a (lead) nomination from the Gotham Awards for her performance in Richard Linklater's film, which spanned 12 years.
Cons: There's very little working against her right now, other than maybe some of her votes being split off to lead consideration.
- Kristopher Tapley