Oscars 2012: Handicapping

BEST ACTRESS

= Odds to Win

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Chastain co-stars in Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to "The Hurt Locker." She has one previous Oscar nomination ("The Help").

100/1

Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Riva plays Anna, an elderly woman whose marriage is tested when she suffers an attack. She has no previous Oscar nominations.

100/1

Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Lawrence plays Tiffany, a mysterious girl who intrigues a recovering mental patient, in this adaptation of Matthew Quick's novel. She has one previous Oscar nomination ("Winter's Bone"). 

100/1

Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Newcomer Wallis plays Hushpuppy, who leaves her home to search for her mother. She has no previous Oscar nominations.

100/1

Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

Watts plays a woman whose family is trapped during the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. She has one previous Oscar nomination ("21 Grams").

100/1

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