Eye on the Oscars 2013: The Actress - Supporting Actress
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$150.7M Paramount Pictures -0.62%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$20.6M Warner Brothers / New Line -0.71%
Why she will win: Hunt benefits from having the most screen time of all the nominees: her warm, lived-in turn as an unorthodox sex therapist is arguably a leading performance. She hasn’t had a role this substantial since winning the Oscar for “As Good as It Gets” 15 years ago, and voters love a comeback kid.
Best scene: Discovering and reading the love letter written to her by her polio-stricken patient (John Hawkes), Hunt’s face subtly registers her split personal and professional impulses. It’s typical of a perf that balances brisk pragmatism with empathetic tenderness.
Critic’s quote: “Hunt is a prodigy. No other actress could have brought such easeful transparency, such a glow of givingness, such heedlessness of glamour each time she strips naked,” says Nigel Andrews of the Financial Times.