The front-runner this year for the highest honour given by the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (popularly known as the Oscars), to an actress, is Kate Winslet.
Angelina Jolie finally took time out of her busy up-bringing schedule to give a stellar performance in Clint Eastwood's Changeling
Actress Meryl Streep completes a whopping 15 Oscar nominations this year. She has been nominated for her performance in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt.
An unlikely nominee this year is Anne Hathaway who has been nominated for her role in Rachel Getting Married.
nother first-time Oscar nominee is Melissa Leo, who has been nominated for Frozen River.