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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Supporting Actress | Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Jessica Chastain (The Help)

Why She Will Win

  With roles in nearly every noteworthy film of 2011 (OK, so five of them), she’s officially So Hot Right Now.
  Among The Help’s shallow social butterflies, she’s the convincingly classy one. Dismissed as the others as a money-grabbing social climber, she displays more grace than any of her detractors and brings both tragedy and comedy to the film, especially in her scenes with Spencer.
  As her Vanity Fair cover proves, she’ll bring old-school glamour to the speeches.

 


 

 Why She Won't Win

  She’s better in The Tree Of Life and wasn’t even nominated for that.
  If anyone wins for The Help in this category, it’ll surely be Octavia Spencer.
  With so many films out in the past 12 months, has she spread herself a little thin?
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1 Mira Sorvino...
...is the last actress to win this award for a comic performance in Mighty Aprodite (1996). For I am a twat! More

Posted by Hywel on Thursday February 16, 2012, 17:29

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Bérénice Bejo not being nominated for Best Actress is baffling. I guess they had to make it easier for Meryl "nominated for reading her shopping list" Streep to win. Also, Melissa Yeo? Is that Michelle Yeo's sister? More

Posted by loafroaster on Thursday February 16, 2012, 15:26

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