OSCARS 2013: Know Your Nominees: Best Supporting Actress

In the days leading up to the 85th Academy Awards, FilmBuffOnline will be offering profiles on all the nominees in the major categories. Some may be well known, others might be new to you, but if you need a refresher on these talented nominees, here it is.

Amy Adams

amy-adams2012-09-20_04-55-03is-a-lady-in-red-879x1280Nominated for: Playing the wife of the leader of a philosophical movement in The Master.

Other honors for this role:

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, 2013 BAFTA Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards.

3rd Place, Best Supporting Actress, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Won, Supporting Actress of the Year, Hollywood Film Festival

Nominated, Supporting Actress of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, National Society of Film Critics Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Online Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association.

Where you might know her from:

Adams has appeared in a diverse array of films ranging from Enchanted to The Muppets to the forthcoming Man of Steel.

History with Oscar:

Amy Adams has three previous nominations.

2006: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Junebug (Lost to Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener).

2009: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Doubt (Lost to Penelope Cruz, Vicky Christina Barcelona).

2011: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, The Fighter (Lost to Melissa Leo, The Fighter).

 

Sally Field

sally-field-cover-13-3_4_r536_c534Nominated for: Playing Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln.

Other honors for this role:

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, 2013 BAFTA Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Nominated, Supporting Actress of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actress, National Society of Film Critics Awards.

Won, Supporting Actress of the Year, New York Film Critics Circle Film Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Online Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, 2013 Screen Actors Guild Award.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actress, Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association.

Where you might know him from:

After getting her start on television as Gidget and The Flying Nun, Field has carved out a much honored film career. Notable roles include the Smokey and the Bandit franchise, Absence of Malice, Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Doubtfire, Forrest Gump and The Amazing Spider-Man.

History with Oscar:

The Academy likes Sally Field. They really like Sally Field. Two nominations, two wins.

1980: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Norma Rae (Won)

1985: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Places in the Heart (Won)

 

Anne Hathaway

01-anne-hathaway-photosNominated for: Playing the doomed Fantine in Les Miserables.

Other honors for this role:

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Austin Film Critics Association.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, 2013 BAFTA Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Central Ohio Film Critics Association.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actress, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Florida Film Critics Circle Awards.

Won, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Supporting Actress of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards.

3rd Place, Best Supporting Actress, National Society of Film Critics Awards.

2nd Place, Supporting Actress of the Year, New York Film Critics Circle Film Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Online Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards.

Won, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, 2013 Screen Actors Guild Award.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association.

Where you might know her from:

Getting her start on television and teenage fare such as The Princess Diaries and Ella Enchanted, Hathaway has grown into an actress that is as comfortable in popcorn fare such as Get Smart and The Dark Knight Rises as she is in serious films such as Brokeback Mountain and Love and Other Drugs.

History with Oscar:

Anne Hathaway has one prior Oscar nominations.

2009: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Rachel Getting Married (Lost to Kate Winslet, The Reader).

 

Helen Hunt

helen_hunt_2002_06_13Nominated for: Playing a professional sex therapist in The Sessions.

Other honors for this role:

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, 2013 BAFTA Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actress, Central Ohio Film Critics Association.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Female, Independent Spirit Awards.

Nominated, Supporting Actress of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Online Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actress, San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Nominated, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, 2013 Screen Actors Guild Award.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association.

Where you might know her from:

Even with a sterling acting career to her credit, Helen Hunt is probably best remembered for the TV series, Mad About You.

History with Oscar:

Helen Hunt is one for one when it comes to Oscar.

1998: Best Actress in a Leading Role, As Good As It Gets (Won).

 

Jacki Weaver

Jacki WeaverNominated for: Playing a stressed out wife and mother in Silver Linings Playbook.

Other honors for this role:

Outside of inclusion on ensemble cast honors, this is Weaver’s only major individual nomination for this role.

Where you might know her from:

Weaver is known primarily for her work on Australian television. Her limited American film work includes The Five-Year Engagement

History with Oscar:

This is Weaver’s second Oscar nomination.

2011: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Animal Kingdom (Lost to Melissa Leo, The Fighter).

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