The Hollywood Reporter gathered four Oscar-winning and three Oscar-nominated actresses who may be Oscar contenders this year for their annual actress roundtable.
Helen Hunt won an Oscar for best actress in As Good As it Gets. In The Sessions, Hunt plays a sex surrogate helping a man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity.
Rachel Weisz is married to James Bond (Daniel Craig) and won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the Constant Gardner. In The Deep Blue Sea,Weisz plays the wife of a British judge who gets caught up in a self-destructive love affair with a pilot in the Royal Air Force.
Marion Cotillard won an Oscar for best actress for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. Cotillard stars in Rust and Bone as a whale trainer trying to recover her will to live after an accident leaves her confined to a wheelchair.
Amy Adams was a three-time best supporting actress Oscar-nominee for her performances in Junebug, Doubt and The Fighter. In The Master, Adams plays Peggy Dodd, wife of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s Lancaster Dodd.
Anne Hathaway was a best actress Oscar-nominee for her role in Rachel Getting Married. She is coming off a good year having starred in one of the summer’s biggest movies, The Dark Knight Rises and getting married to long-time love Adam Shulman.
Naomi Watts was a best actress Oscar-nominee for her role in 21 Grams. She stars in The Impossible as a mother trying to keep her family alive after a devastating tsunami.
Sally Fields is a two-time best actress Oscar-winner for her roles in Norma Raeand Places in the Heart. Fields stars as mentally unstable Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.