Oscars 2013: Who will win? Check out our predictions
The biggest night for movies is coming up fast – the ceremony will air on Feb. 24. Check out our picks for who will take home the big prizes.
3. Best Actress
The Oscar contenders:
The verdict: Chastain was regarded as an early frontrunner in this race and snagged the Best Actress in a Drama prize from the Golden Globes, but then she wasn't running against Lawrence, who took the Golden Globes prize for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical – and it was Lawrence who then took home the SAG Award. Riva, the oldest-ever nominee for Best Actress, is also a well-regarded contender, but expect Lawrence, who played a young widow in "Playbook," to take home the statuette. The actress was nominated for Best Actress in 2011 for "Winter's Bone."