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)
This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Lupita Nyongío in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." Nyong'o was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in the film on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The 71st annual Golden Globes will air on Sunday, Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Francois Duhamel)
JULIA ROBERTS stars in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
June Squibb appears as Kate Grant in "Nebraska." (Merie W. Wallace/Paramount Vantage/MCT) ORG XMIT: 1145778
An undated handout photo of Terrance Howard and Oprah Winfrey in "The Butler," a film directed by Lee Daniels. Ruth Carter, costume designer, drew on her vintage collection of Ebony magazines, an arbiter of fashion and taste among upwardly African-Americans, to imagine how Winfrey's character as a White House butler's wife might dress throughout the civil rights movement. (Anne Marie Fox/Weinstein Company via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH STORY SLUGGED FILM BUTLER WARDROBE BY KATHRYN SHATTUCK. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. -- PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE JAN. 05, 2014.
This photo released by Sony Pictures shows Amy Adams as Sydney Prosser in Columbia Pictures' "American Hustle." Adams' wears a vintage Halston blouse, vintage belt and skirt that was made for the film. ìThey had ideas, they lived large and they took risks,î costume designer Michael Wilkinson said of the ë70s style that inspired his work in the film. (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Francois Duhamel)
FILE - This photo released by courtesy of Sundance Selects shows Lea Seydoux, left, as Emma and Adele Exarchopoulos as Adele in the film, "Blue Is the Warmest Color," directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best foreign language film. The 71st annual Golden Globes will air on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sundance Selects, File)
In this film image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Sally Hawkins, left, and Andrew Dice Clay in a scene from the Woody Allen film, "Blue Jasmine." Hawkins was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in the film on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The 71st annual Golden Globes will air on Sunday, Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics)
Oscar tip sheet: Best supporting actress
- January 16, 2014 - 11:05 AM
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.
Role: Kate Grant, the sniping, foul-mouthed wife of a dreamer who thinks he’s won a fortune.
In her favor: Her Mrs. Claus appearance sets you up for the sucker punch of her salty, bitter dialogue. She walks off with every scene she’s in.
Then again: Older actresses don’t often score in this category: There have been only 12 winners over 50 in 77 years.
Role: Ginger, the salt-of-the-earth sister of Cate Blanchett’s flighty socialite.
In her favor: As foil to the brittle Jasmine, her warmth practically radiates off the screen. And she benefits from the Woody Allen touch.
Then again: She was largely ignored in the precursor awards —not an optimistic sign.
“Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Role: Adele, a French teen experiencing first love and heartbreak with an older woman.
In her favor: Her performance is emotionally and sexually graphic.
Then again: This subtle performance doesn’t shout “LOOK AT ME ACTING!”
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