THE DISMAL FOLLOW-UP: The fat-suited Shallow Hal, the grounded airplane comedy View from the Top.
BID FOR REDEMPTION: Rocking dialogue in iambic pentameter as the gorgeous daughter of a wealthy king in the upcoming film adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear.
ODDS OF OSCARING AGAIN: 5-1
THE DISMAL FOLLOW-UP: Shilled for Diet Coke, dabbled in rap music, starred in flops The Jacket and Hollywoodland.
BID FOR REDEMPTION: Last year's blink-or-you'll-miss-it Cadillac Records, the gripping true story of an acclaimed record-label exec.
ODDS OF OSCARING AGAIN: 8-1
THE DISMAL FOLLOW-UP: The chills-free thriller Gothika, the Razzie-worthy Catwoman.
BID FOR REDEMPTION: Playing an unhinged woman who learns to live with her racist alter ego in the upcoming Frankie and Alice.
ODDS OF OSCARING AGAIN: 7-1
THE DISMAL FOLLOW-UP: Cavalcades of earnestness that included kiddie-cancer-doc flick Patch Adams, the treacly Jakob the Liar.
BID FOR REDEMPTION: Playing a con artist with misguided facial hair who helps a gifted-but-troubled orphan in 2007's August Rush.
ODDS OF OSCARING AGAIN: 20-1