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Jessica Chastain plays Maya, a CIA agent who undertakes a decade-long search for Osama bin Laden. Chastain previously received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help. Read more about Chastain here.
Jennifer Lawrence plays Tiffany, a troubled young widow who begins a complex relationship with a man recently released from a psychiatric facility. Lawrence previously was nominated for Best Actress in Winter's Bone in 2010. Read more about Lawrence here.
Emmanuelle Riva plays Anne, an elderly woman being cared for by her husband following two debilitating strokes. This is Riva's first Academy Award nomination and, at 85, she is the oldest actress to ever be nominated in this category. Read more about Riva here.
Quvenzhané Wallis plays Hushpuppy, an imaginative young girl living with her father in an isolated Louisiana swampland. This is Wallis' first Academy Award nomination; at age 9 she is the youngest actress to ever earn a nomination in this category. Read more about Wallis here.
As Maria, Naomi Watts portrays a wife and mother struggling to survive in the aftermath of a terrifying tsunami. Watts, who is married to actor Liev Schrieber, was previously nominated for Best Actress in 21 Grams. Read more about Watts here.