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Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Connelly, “A Beautiful Mind”

Film: A Beautiful Mind

Previous wins for role: Best supporting actress Golden Globe; AFI featured actor of the year–female; best supporting actress, Broadcast Film Critics Assn.

Previous Oscar wins/nominations: None

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Character bio: Connelly plays Alicia Nash, the wife of the troubled yet brilliant John Nash (Russell Crowe) who must fight against the demons in his mind in an attempt to stay sane. Alicia is the only human able to break through Nash’s shell and becomes his refuge when all else fails him later in life. With the help of Alicia’s relentless and thankless support the schizophrenic Nash slowly return to a unique type of reality that allows him to carry on with his life.

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