Amy Adams, a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, arrives at the Oscar 2013 ceremony. Amy Adams’ competitors consisted of eventual winner Anne Hathaway for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, Sally Field for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Jacki Weaver for David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, and Helen Hunt for Ben Lewin’s The Sessions.
Amy Adams had three previous Oscar nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category: Phil Morrison’s Junebug (2005); John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt (2008), with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman; and David O. Russell’s The Fighter (2010), opposite Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Melissa Leo.
Two more Best Supporting Actress nods and Amy Adams will match Thelma Ritter’s six nominations in that category. For the record, Ritter’s nods were for Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve (1950), Mitchell Leisen’s The Mating Season (1951), Walter Lang’s With a Song in My Heart (1952), Samuel Fuller’s Pickup on South Street (1953), Michael Gordon’s Pillow Talk (1959), and John Frankenheimer’s Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). Ritter, by the way, never won.
Amy Adams movies
Besides her Oscar-nominated roles, Amy Adams’ other movie credits include Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Walken; Bharat Nalluri’s Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, with Frances McDormand; Mike Nichols’ Charlie Wilson’s War, with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman; Kevin Lima’s Enchanted, with Patrick Dempsey; Anand Tucker’s Leap Year, with Matthew Goode and Adam Scott; and Robert Lorenz’s Trouble with the Curve, with Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake.
Aaron Tveit, Benh Zeitlin photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S. Amy Adams photo: Todd Wawrychuk / © Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.