Anne Hathaway looked unbeatable in this category in which she was nominated for her role as Fantine in the musical Les Miserables.
Amy Adams offered a strong performance as Philip Seymour Hoffman’s wife in The Master.
Sally Field played the wife of the sixteenth president in Lincoln and Helen Hunt portrayed a sex surrogate in The Sessions.
Jacki Weaver was nominated for Silver Linings Playbook where she plays the mother of an adult son suffering from mental illness disorder.
The nominations for Best Supporting Actress are:
• Amy Adams
– The Master
• Sally Field – Lincoln
• Helen Hunt – The Sessions
• Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook
• Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables