Oprah vs. Lupita? That seems like the potential showdown here, though watch out for June Squibb ("Nebraska"), Octavia Spencer ("Fruitvale Station") and "August: Osage County" pair Julia Roberts (category fraud, much?) and Margo Martindale. Those seem like the final six, unless of course Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle") skyrockets when the film gets seen, which could very well be the case. And then there's Scarlett Johannson's voice only performance in "Her," which is a long shot considering the Academy's history with not nominating voice work, but something to consider.
Battling It Out For The Last 3 Slots:
3. Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels' The Butler)
4. June Squibb (Nebraska)
5. Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
6. Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station)
7. Margo Martindale (August: Osage County)
8. Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Can A Voice Get An Oscar Nomination?
9. Scarlett Johannson (Her)
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