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83d Academy Awards

Best Supporting Actress

Ty Burr, Boston Globe film critic
Ty Burr says ...
Unless Leo's Oscar ads really did sour the deal, her time has come. Weaver's good in the little seen "Animal Kingdom," but how could voters forget Williams's regally bitchy Prime Minister's wife in "Ghost Writer"?
  • Will win
    Melissa Leo, The Fighter

  • Should win
    Melissa Leo, The Fighter

  • Shouldn't be here
    Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

  • Was robbed
    Olivia Williams, The Ghost Writer

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe film critic
Wesley Morris says ...
Thank goodness for "The Fighter." Otherwise, this would be the least exciting collection of support-work in years. Instead, there's Amy Adams, whose sensually soft-looking exterior masks eye-blackening toughness. Playing the leading lady as bruiser, she does sneak-attack character work. Melissa Leo doesn't sneak anything. It's all attack. She screams, cries, curses, moans, and wails. We, in turn, stand, howl, and salute.
  • Will win
    Melissa Leo, The Fighter

  • Should win
    Melissa Leo, The Fighter

  • Shouldn't be here
    Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

  • Was robbed
    Shareeka Epps, Mother and Child