Dark Horse Lead Actress: 'Enchanted'

Why: This is the role that pays off the promise of Adams’ Oscar-nominated turn in “Junebug,” demonstrating beyond a doubt her incandescent screen presence and breakout potential. As an animated princess who tumbles into the real world, Adams plays her fish-out-of-water role with wide-eyed naivete and a pinch of magic, lighting up the lives of all around her. Oscar or not, “Enchanted” will make Adams a star.

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