May 17 Update - Cannes is slowly filling out these charts with some names.
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Octavia Spencer - Fruitvale Station
Most of the buzz is around lead, Michael B. Jordan, but if this takes off it will lift the supporting cast with it. Voters would probably love to show her win for The Help was no fluke.
Pauline Burlet - The Past
Sumner does great work as Gerwig's estranged best friend. If Frances Ha takes off it could pull her along with it. More of an Indie Spirit nod, though. Full Review