This year’s category for best actress at the 2013 Oscars should prove to be an interesting one with the unique age group between nominees, as pointed out by the L.A. Times.
For the first time in history the contenders range from as young as 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallace, who played Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild, to 84-year-old veteran performer Emmanuelle Riva of Amour, who will turn 86 on the day of the Academy Awards. Sitting in the middle is 35-year-old Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain, the 22-year-old Jennifer Lawrence for her role and the Silver Linings Playbook and Naomi Watts. The 44-year-old has also been nominated for best actress for her work in The Impossible. Continue reading