Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts nominated for an Academy Award

Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts win

Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts are among the official nominees contending at this year's Oscars.

Both actresses were nominated in the 'Best Performance by an actress' category and will compete with Lupita Nyong'o, June Squibb and Sally Hawkins.

Jennifer Lawrence stunned audiences in her on-screen performance in 'American Hustle', winning a Golden Globe, and gaining international attention. As she rises up the ranks of in-demand Hollywood actresses, this might just be her best year ever. Thanks to the success of 'The Hunger Games Part 2' in 2013, Lawrence has sealed her career in one of the biggest films of the decade at the box office.

American Hustle Trailer starring Jennifer Lawrence

August Osage County Trailer starring Julia Roberts

Can she now make it to the final stretch and win the Oscar for 'Actress in a supporting role'? This year's competition will be extraordinarily difficult, with an array of fine performances from actresses.

Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock will also compete this year in the 'Leading Role' category.

The Oscars will be broadcast live on Sunday March 2nd

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