Oscar Nominees: The Inside Story

Before the red carpet is rolled out, get to know some standout stars and find out what made their performances so special.

Holly Hunter

Nomination: Best Supporting Actress, Thirteen
Why Her?: PEOPLE's Rozen hailed Hunter's "fierce portrayal" of a recovering alcoholic who watches her teenage daughter spiral into drug use and promiscuity.
Did You Know?: During the movie's 24-day shoot, Hunter, 45, bonded with her teenage costars during an on-set sleepover.