04:53 AM EDT 12/17/2014
Originally posted 02/24/2012 06:30AM
This year's nominees of Best Supporting Actress couldn't be more different.
From Melissa McCarthy's hysterical gross-out part in the contemporary comedy Bridesmaids to Bérénice Bejo's romantic role in the mostly silent film The Artist, the nominees run the gamut of characters.
Also up for the Oscar are Janet McTeer in the moving period drama Albert Nobbs, and both Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain in the race-relations drama The Help.
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