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Amy Adams in ‘The Master’

Eye on the Oscars 2013: The Actress - Supporting Actress


Why she will win: With four noms in eight years, Adams has become something of an Oscar perennial, but she’s still awaiting her first win. Voters often respond to against-type casting, and her disconcertingly chilly turn in Paul Thomas Anderson’s critics’ favorite represents quite a leap for the wholesome star.

Best scene: Giving her cult-leader husband (Philip Seymour Hoffman) a brisk pep talk while helping him masturbate in the bathroom mirror, Adams reveals vast reserves of power behind her kewpie-doll features. She may yet be the master of the title.

Critic’s quote: “Quietly devastating … deserves serious award attention for the subtle authority she brings to this so-called dutiful wife,” says Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

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