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"