One of the on going complaints of Hollywood is not enough roles for women.
But then when a film does have roles for women, there's often more than one from a film who's got a chance for awards recognition.
Films in the past have had multiple nods in the best actress category (and the 1963 film Tom Jones had three supporting actress nominees).
This year seems to be one of those internal competition years where both, either, or neither female supporting ladies could score nods.
This years internal competition - and my prediction in the face-off.
Rosamund Pike vs. Emma Thompson
Face-off Prediction: Both are knocked out in round one.
The Lovely Bones
Susan Sarandon vs. Rachel Weisz
Face-off Prediction: Susan Sarandon
Mariah Carey vs Mo'Nique
Face-off Prediction: Mo'Nique
Anna Kendrick vs. Vera Farmiga
Face-off Prediction: Anna Kendrick
And the ultimate face off...
Marion Cotillard vs. Penelope Cruz vs. Judi Dench vs. Nicole Kidman vs. Kate Hudson vs. Sophia Loren
Face-off Prediction: It could go so many ways - let's say Dench and Cotillard knocks the other three out? And the Cotillard takes care of business? Who knows.
Supporting Actress Predictions Coming Soon! Care to weigh in?