Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine

Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine

The Best Supporting Actress is the last acting category that we are taking a closer look at: and this is set to be as fiercely fought as the rest.

The mix is a Brit, former winners as well as a newcomer... but who is going to win the gong on Sunday evening?

- Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine

Sally Hawkins already has a Golden Globe under her belt for Happy Go Lucky, and now she is in the mix once again.

Hawkins teamed up with Cate Blanchett and director Woody Allen for Blue Jasmine. Hawkins played the sister of Jasmine and they are living together while the latter gets back on her feet.

Hawkins is the downtrodden and put upon sister who, through the course of the film begins to have her own say and make her voice heard.

This is another top quality film from Allen and it is driven performances by great performances from Hawkins and Blanchett in particular - together they made an excellent team.

- Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle

Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress - Musical/Comedy gong 12 months ago, and now she is back with another David O. Russell film.

American Hustle brings together a fantastic cast list but it is really Lawrence that delivers the standout performance - of all of the cast that are nominated she has the best chance of winning.

Lawrence brings the comedy to the movie as the unpredictable Rosalyn Rosenfeld - just seeing her cleaning the house to Live and Let Die is one of the film's greatest and funniest moments.

Lawrence has been tipped as a major awards contender for this role, but with the Golden Globes and the Oscars award her two years in a row?

- Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years A Slave

Lupita Nyong’o is the newcomer in this category as she has made her big screen debut with 12 Years A Slave.

Nyong’o takes on the role of plantation slave Patsey, who suffers from abuse at the hands of owner Edwin Epps.

It is hard to believe that this is a debut film performance from Nyong’o as she delivers such a powerful and haunting turn.

She brings all of Patsey's pain, desolation and fear to bare in scenes that you will struggle to forget. Nyong’o deserves every word of praise that has been coming her way for this performance.

- Julia Roberts - August: Osage County

It was back in 2009 when Julia Roberts was last in the Golden Globe race, and now she nominated once again for August: Osage County.

August: Osage County is a big screen adaptation of the Tracy Letts play and sees John Wells in the director's chair.

The movie follows the strong willed women in the Weston family as they gather for a funeral.

Roberts delivers an incredibly fine performance as she and Meryl Streep compliment each other perfectly. She is a woman who sees her family for the damaged individuals that they are, and yet she remains incredibly loyal to them.

- June Squibb - Nebraska

June Squibb is an actress whose name is in the awards mix for the first time for her performance in Nebraska.

Squibb may have enjoyed over fifty years, but Nebraska is the film and performance that has really grabbed everyone's attention.

She has already picked up Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a whole host of other nominations.

Could this performance also see her bag her first Oscar nomination? We find out next week.

Winner: Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years A Slave

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