At this point though, who would Wallis lose to? Keira Knightley? Marion Cotillard? Naomi Watts? She is in a better position than all of them, in my opinion. Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain (if her buzz continues and early word becomes certain) may be ahead because they are in contention for the win, but Wallis would probably come next. People are passionate about the film and about her performance. I don't see the same for the others, though I do admit Naomi Watts is inspiring more passion than I would have thought a couple months ago. I still don't know how "The Impossible" will go over with AMPAS...it seems like a clear also-ran for Best Picture, behind the juggernauts of "Les Mis", "Lincoln", and then "Argo" and "Silver Linings", etc.