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Published: Tuesday February 12, 2013 15:40 PM EST

2013

ANNE HATHAWAY

Best Supporting Actress nominee, Les Misérables
The Brooklyn-born actress, who has appeared in more than two dozen films, discovered her passion for performing as a teen while watching Cate Blanchett's Oscar-nominated portrayal of the queen in Elizabeth. "She was so powerful," says Hathaway, "she was death-defying."