I was very happy to see the newcomer star of Maria Full of Grace nominated. She was hauntingly beautiful in this part. Kate Winslet was excellent in Eternal Sunshine.........but I haven't seen the rest. They say Hillary Swank is the front runner.
Jamie Foxx has two award nominations, one for best supporting actor and one for actor. He's so far out in the front to win for Ray, there will probably be riots in the street if he looses.