The talented Amy Adams gets nominated yet another year at the Oscars for her portrayal of a strict mother and wife of a titular master in 'The Master'.
Adams' performance has been lauded by the critics and has been called brilliant and understated. She may just turn out to be the dark horse of this race after all and clench the trophy.
Powerful performances from Anne Hathaway, Sally Field, Helen Hunt and Amy Adams makes the race for the Best Supporting Actress award tougher and interesting.
Anne Hathaway's portrayal of a mother forced into prostitution to save herself and her child from starvation in Tom Ford's Les Miserbales has already rave reviews. She has won a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, a SAG to name a few and trade pundits are heavily betting on Hathaway to take away the Oscar home as well.
Veteran actress Sally Field's portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' is being touted as a strong contender for the award after Hathaway.
Filed, who plays a grieving first lady who is mourning the loss of her son in 'Lincoln', is not new to the Academy Awards. The actress has been nominated several times and has won two Oscars in the past.
Jacki Weaver's portrayal of a lovable mother and a housewife in David O Russel's 'Silver Lining Playbook' may have been ignored by other awards this year, but Academy has nominated the 65 year old actress in the Best Supporting Actress category.
Though one of the least favourite for the critics in the entire nomination list, Weaver's role in this comic drama did bring a lot of smiles to the faces of the viewers. Will she win the Oscar but? Unlikely, say pundits.
Helen Hunt bare it all act in 'The Sessions' could have been a front runner but this year somehow the stakes are high on Hathaway who is expected to win the award.
Hunt though won an award at the Sundance this year for her role of sex surrogate who helps a man suffering from Polio lose his virginity. But it is unlikely that this year the one time Academy award winner gets to take the award home.