Elle Fanning, younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning, has appeared in multiple acclaimed films including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Somewhere." She is nominated for "Super 8," in which she plays Alice, a young star of an amateur horror movie who suddenly finds herself in the middle of a real alien invasion.
22-year-old Liam Hemsworth is the younger brother of actor Chris Hemsworth ("Thor," "The Avengers"). Liam is nominated for his star-making role as Gale Hawthorne in the blockbuster film "The Hunger Games."
Melissa McCarthy, previously better known for her TV work on "Gilmore Girls" and "Mike & Molly," gave a scene-stealing, breakthrough film performance as Megan, an oversexed bridesmaid in the comedy "Bridesmaids," a performance that also earned her an Oscar nomination.
After playing a small role in David Fincher's "The Social Network," Rooney Mara was cast as Lisbeth Salander in his thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." She also earned an Oscar nomination for her starring role.
Shailene Woodley, who also stars on the ABC Family drama "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," earned critical acclaim for her performance in "The Descendants" as Alexandra, a teenage girl whose mother it critically injured in a boating accident.