2011 Academy Awards: Best Actress nominees

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

Published February 27, 2011 8:01AM (EST)

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" 

By Peter Finocchiaro

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