Best Actress Buzz
By DAVID WEINER
December 30, 2012
The Buzz: Jessica Chastain's star turn in Zero Dark Thirty seems to be getting lots of late buzz alongside Naomi Watts' raw performance in The Impossible, but Oscar-friendly Jennifer Lawrence's talented turn in Silver Linings Playbook combined with her Hunger Games star power could trump the competition.
Who Will Get Nominated: Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea), Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Who Should Get Nominated But Won't: Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Helen Mirren (Hitchcock), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed), Keira Knightley (Anna Karenina), Laura Linney (Hyde Park on Hudson)