2nd TFO Awards PART 8: Actress in a Supporting Role

The next award is:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

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The Nominees:

Amy Adams – The Fighter

Toughness feels real, but sensitivity is very much there. Evokes warmth even if she is one tough cookie.

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Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Commands every scene with power that completely shakes everyone else, but never loses the motherly care for her children.

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Kristin Scott-Thomas – Nowhere Boy

Strict and upright to a fault, but that’s because she cares for her character and for John Lennon so much. Plays it cool everytime.

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Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Threatening, yet I don’t hate her. It’s as if I understand why she was doing everything even if her character makes matters worse.

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Olivia Williams – The Ghost Writer

Mystery deeply buried in every move and in every look. Deception has never been gracefully delivered, almost like a femme fatale.

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Gold: Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Silver: Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Bronze: Amy Adams – The Fighter

Runners-Up: Olivia Williams – The Ghost Writer, Kristin Scott-Thomas – Nowhere Boy

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The Finalists:

Using subtlety to convey the emotional current The King’s Speech has, Helena Bonham Carter channels purity of heart and delightful truthfulness | Being in Alice in Wonderland means being over-the-top, and Helena Bonham Carter delivers it with explosiveness | Barbara Hershey is the wounded soul that anchors the darkness and obsession that Black Swan is all about | Devastation and helplessness is all over the place in For Colored Girls, but Kimberly Elise‘s creation is the most vivid | Her smile already feels close to home, but Dianne Weist‘s reaching out to Becca’s grieving woman is also heartbreaking in Rabbit Hole | Sexy and sly, friendly and approachable, yet strikingly deceiving, Mila Kunis carries the nocturnal side of sex in Black Swan | In just three scenes, Rooney Mara becomes the conscience of The Social Network by masterfully handling the dialogue she has

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The Semi-Finalists:

Who cares if her character is a cliche? Blake Lively is the secret weapon of The Town | Haunting, alarming, but unexpectedly someone you trust in, Dale Dickey humanizes a horrifying human being in Winter’s Bone | Anne-Marie Duff nails the sexual nature of her role without losing her motherliness in Nowhere Boy | Maybe underused, but Diane Keaton uses every moment she has to provide the biggest laughs of Morning Glory | Powerfully seductive, but also emotionally torn, Thandie Newton is surprisingly sympathetic in For Colored Girls | Only appearing in key scenes, Rosamund Pike acts with poise and strength in Made in Dagenham | As Inception‘s mysterious emotional core, Marion Cotillard acts like a pro, puts the danger in the story with mastery | Having fun in a role is never a sin. Minnie Driver delivers the source of life in Barney’s Version before the romance of the story even comes in

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The Shortlisted Ones:

21. Keira Knightley – Never Let Me Go

22. Ellen Wong – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

23. Patricia Clarkson – Shutter Island

24. Vanessa Redgrave – Letters to Juliet

25. Sissy Spacek – Get Low

26. Mia Wasikowska – The Kids Are All Right

27. Imelda Staunton – Another Year

28. Loretta Devine – For Colored Girls

29. Christina Applegate – Going the Distance

30. Maricel Alvarez – Biutiful

31. Patricia Clarkson – Easy A

32. Janet Jackson – For Colored Girls

33. Anika Noni Rose – For Colored Girls

34. Miranda Richardson – Made in Dagenham

35. Daphne Rubin-Vega – Jack Goes Boating

36. Maria Paiato – I Am Love

37. Minnie Driver – Conviction

38. Susan Sarandon – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

39. Melissa Leo – Welcome to the Rileys

40. Cher – Burlesque

41. Shareeka Epps – Mother and Child

42. Rebecca Hall – Please Give

43. Carey Mulligan – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

44. Denise Grayson – The Social Network

45. Ann Guilbert – Please Give

46. Anne Hathaway – Valentine’s Day

47. Tamsin Greig – Tamara Drewe

48. Ellen Page – Inception

49. Michelle Williams – Shutter Island

50. Tammy Blanchard – Rabbit Hole

51. Charlotte Rampling – Never let Me Go

52. Jennifer Ehle – The King’s Speech

53. Viola Davis – Eat Pray Love

54. Yaya DaCosta – The Kids Are All Right

55. Kristen Wiig – All Good Things

56. Winona Ryder – Black Swan

57. Sally Hawkins – Never Let Me Go

58. Helena Noguerra – Heartbreaker

59.  Kierston Wareing – Fish Tank

60. Jennifer Garner – Valentine’s Day

61. Bryce Dallas Howard – Hereafter

62. Sandra Oh – Rabbit Hole

63. Rashida Jones – The Social Network

64. Naomi Watts – You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

65. Gemma Jones – You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

66. Kerry Washington – For Colored Girls

67. Anna Kendrick – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

68. Andrea Riseborough – Never Let Me Go

69. Karina Fernandez – Another Year

70. Allison Pill – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

71. Lucy Punch – You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

72. Phylicia Rashad – For Colored Girls

73. Jessica Barden – Tamara Drewe

74. Macy Gray – For Colored Girls

75. Robin Bartlett – Shutter Island

76. Alba Rohwacher – I Am Love

77. Anne Hathaway – Alice in Wonderland

78. Leighton Meester – Country Strong

79. Amy Ryan – Green Zone

80. Rosemarie DeWitt – The Company Men

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Previous Awards page:

Actor in a Supporting Role / Ensemble Cast / Screenplay and Animation Categories / Visual Categories 1 / Visual Categories 2 / Aural Categories / Scene Categories

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