2013 Best Actress Oscar Contenders
From Amy Adams to Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Halle Berry - 'Cloud Atlas'
Pro: A former best actress winner for "Monster's Ball," Berry has also been honored with a Golden Globe, Emmy and two SAG Awards throughout her career. In "Atlas," Berry plays not one, but six roles in the Wachowskis and Tom Tywker's impressive epic. Moreover, the film marks Berry's best work in years. If the film is a substantial success she could easily find herself cracking the best actress five.
Con: The reaction to "Atlas" from major critics has been all over the place. Audiences and the industry will really have to embrace the movie for Berry to have a chance.
- Gregory Ellwood