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85th Academy Awards

Best Supporting Actress

Ty Burr, Boston Globe film critic
Ty Burr says ...
Singing “I Dreamed a Dream” in quivering macro close-up while dying of Generic Tragic Wasting Disease: That’s acting. Not to me, but it is to a lot of people, and I’m guessing it’ll be to Oscar voters. And good for Hathaway, who’s deserving, if not for this. “The Paperboy” may be a modern camp classic, but Kidman does strange and wonderful things in it. Adams delivers the sneakiest, most subtle performance in “Master” — no way she’ll win.
  • Will win
    Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

  • Should win
    Amy Adams, The Master

  • Shouldn't be here
    Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

  • Was robbed
    Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Janice Page, Boston Globe film editor
Janice Page says ...
Front-runner Anne Hathaway is a Hollywood darling but she may be a victim of viral video parodies and her own hyper-prattling Golden Globes speech. Field could swoop in (please, God, let her talk off the cuff) or Adams, who quietly commanded every inch of “The Master.” Never heard of Ann Dowd? She’s from Holyoke, and she made a throwaway movie something to see.
  • Will win
    Sally Field, Lincoln

  • Should win
    Amy Adams, The Master

  • Shouldn't be here
    Helen Hunt, The Sessions

  • Was robbed
    Ann Dowd, Compliance