The 25 contenders tapped by Variety aside, a major nomination could be reaped by still more films. Among them:
>>”Bourne Ultimatum” for Paul Greengrass’crankin’ direction.
>>”Control” for Sam Riley’s powerful perf as Joy Division’s frontman.
>>”Enchanted” for Amy Adams’ sweet and luminous turn as a princess lost in Gotham.
>>”The Golden Compass” for Nicole Kidman’s role as the golden-clad villainess.
>>”Gone Baby Gone” for Amy Ryan’s fiery turn as the acid-tongued baby-mama.
>>”Grace Is Gone” for John Cusack’s tear-duct-opening role as a grieving dad of two.
>>”Margot at the Wedding” for Noah Baumbach’s painfully well-observed script.
>>”I’m Not There” for Cate Blanchett’s Venice-winning turn as Bob Dylan.
>>”A Mighty Heart” for Angelina Jolie’s powerful, complex Mariane Pearl.
>>”Starting Out in the Evening” for Frank Langella’s affecting role as a fading writer.
>>”La vie en rose” for Marion Cotillard’s fierce embodiment of Edith Piaf.