2011 Academy Awards: Best Actress nominees

Annette Bening, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman and Michelle Williams are in the running

Peter Finocchiaro
February 27, 2011 1:01PM (UTC)

Salon's 2011 Oscar primer continues by taking a look at the five performances the Academy singled out in the Best Actress category. Take a look at each of the actresses and their respective roles below:

Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right"



Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"


Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"


Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"


Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine" 

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