Possible nomination:Best actress (Marion Cotillard)
The always enchanting Cotillard plays a Polish immigrant in 1921 forced into prostitution by a bad American (Joaquin Phoenix). Jeremy Renner is also on hand. Cotillard won best actress in 2008 for "La Vie en Rose." Can she do it again? Director James Gray is still a bit wet behind the ears, though he did work with Phoenix on 2008's "Two Lovers." Let's see if he can step up to the big time.