Awards

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Jim Carrey

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Many voters thought Carrey was Oscar-worthy for “The Truman Show” and may want to make up for it here. CONS: Pic fared poorly at the box office. When the history of cinema is…

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Nicole Kidman

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Showed great range in polar-opposite roles. CONS: Perfs may compete vs. one another. If Nicole Kidman was the subject of a book, one might title the current chapter of her career…

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Cate Blanchett

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: World War II-themed films always given a serious look. CONS: Massive 2001 body of work may dilute her accomplishments. Judging from the activity in Cate Blanchett's life over the…

Marketplace

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Judi Dench

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Dench is on an Oscar hot streak, with three noms in the past four years. CONS: Have enough people seen the film. “I feel as though I'm sailing into darkness,” writer Iris Murdoch…

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Kevin Kline

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Has an excellent knack for choosing quality scripts CONS: Will Acad voters forget the film in a crowded race? In “Life as a House,” Kevin Kline plays a 45-year-old man who loses…

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John Cameron Mitchell

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Ambitious effort for someone whose name is new to many. CONS: Subject matter might be a bit too extreme for some voters. Forget Billy, Whoopi or even Steve. Wouldn't it be…

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Eddie Murphy

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It's probably not the first time Eddie Murphy has been called an ass. This time, however, it paid off huge at the box office. Sitting in an isolated booth reciting dialogue doesn't exactly conjure up…

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Tony Shalhoub

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Riedenschneider has earned his place in the Coen brothers' character catalog. CONS: Plot twists bar Riedenschneider from having his day in court. Tony Shalhoub, by his own…

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Jon Voight

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: A three-time nom, he is always in high regard with voters. CONS: Perf could be regarded as an impression. Jon Voight recalls being interviewed by the late Howard Cosell. He…

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Julie Andrews

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Who wouldn't want to see Julie Andrews walk down the red carpet? CONS: Lightweight film in an extremely tough category this year. To many, British star Julie Andrews embodies…

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