This film image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from “American Hustle.” Lawrence was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in ìAmerican Hustle ì on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The 71st annual Golden Globes will air on Sunday, Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Francois Duhamel)
Role: Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the luscious bimbo wife of a con man working for the feds.
In her favor: That epic updo. Those delirious line readings. That scene in which she sings “Live and Let Die” while wearing yellow rubber gloves. Plus, everyone loves her.
Then again: Pffft. She’s got it.
“12 Years a Slave”
Role: Patsey, a beautiful, hardworking slave adored yet tortured by her vicious master.
In her favor: In her first screen role, she radiates the charisma of a movie goddess, which is entirely appropriate for her magnetic character. And when she suffers, so do we.
Then again: Her horrific flogging scene may be precisely the moment voters turn their DVD player off.
“August: Osage County”
Role: Barb Weston, the pinched, resentful eldest child of a very nasty mama.
In her favor: Her key moment, a roll-on-the-floor rumble with Meryl Streep, is undeniably memorable …
Then again: … but not in a good way. Her oh-so-sassy attitude and ripe dialogue (“Eat the fish!”) will fuel more drag tributes than awards clips.