Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables

It is the penultimate day of our early look at the possible Oscar contenders for 2013 and we have already discovered that it is going to be a hard fought battle for the gongs this time around.

Today we take a look at some of the performances that could well be nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

- Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

Les Miserables looks set to be one of the major runners and riders with chances in many of the acting categories as well as Best Director and Best Picture.

The first trailer for the movie centres around Anne Hathaway and she gives a devastatingly emotional rendition of I Dreamed A Dream - if we get more of that in the movie that her performance looks set to be a corker.

Hathaway was nominated for Best Actress a couple of years ago for her role in Rachel Getting Married but Les Miserables shows off a whole new side to this actress.

She takes on the role of Fantine in the movie alongside Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe and it has the potential to be one of the performances of her career.

- Amy Adams - The Master

Amy Adams has already got three Oscar nominations under her belt already for Junebug, Doubt and The Fighter in recent years as Adams has shown off her versatility as an actress.

And she is back with her new movie The Master - which is already whipping up a box office storm in the States - as she teams up with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix.

The Master is becoming a bit of an early frontrunner so don't be surprised if this film bags and whole host of nominations when they are revealed.

The movie follows the birth of a faith based organisation and it sees Adams take on the role of Peggy Dodd.

- Sally Field - Lincoln

Lincoln is another movie that could have a whole of actors being nominated for gongs during the awards season and Sally Field could just well be among them.

She takes on the role of Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of President Lincoln, and one of the colourful women in American history.

Steven Spielberg is in the director's chair for the movie while Daniel Day Lewis will take on the title role.

Lincoln is not a birth to death bio-pic but instead focuses on events towards the end of Lincoln's life as he tried to abolish slavery in the U.S.

- Jennifer Lawrence - The Silver Linings Playbook

It has been one hell of a year for Jennifer Lawrence and we may see that topped off by another Oscar nomination.

Lawrence already has a Best Actress nod under her belt but Silver Linings Playbook could see her bag another.

The movie has grabbed everyone's attention since the Toronto Film Festival and it is now tipped to be a major force come the awards season.

Lawrence plays a charter much older than herself in the movie - which is something that could win her votes.

Many would argue that she could snatch a play in the Best Actress category but that really is super competitive this time around.

- Vanessa Redgrave - Song For Marion

Song For Marion promises to be one of the most heartwarming movies of the year as Redgrave plays a woman who is dying of cancer.

Redgrave is one of the greatest actresses of her generation and it is hard to believe that she has just one win from her six nominations.

But playing a dying character does tend to create an Oscar buzz for some strange reason and Redgrave could be the dark horse of this category.

Watch out for Helen Mirren (Hitchock), Pauline Collins (Quartet), Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel),Maggie Gyllenhaal (Won’t Back Down) and Samantha Barks (Les Miserables).

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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