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Best Supporting Actress Nominee: Sophie Okonedo

Film: Hotel Rwanda

Previous best supporting actress wins for role: None

Previous Oscar nominations/wins: None

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Character Bio: As the unflinchingly stalwart Tatiana, wife to hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina, Okonedo delivers quite a punch. As Rwanda descends into genocide madness, the Tutsi-born Tatiana fights alongside her Hutu-born husband to save her family and hundreds of other refugees, her face registering all the terror and the steely resolve to survive. If Paul’s courage is the moral center of Hotel Rwanda, Tatiana’s emotional reactions to the horrors around her are the film’s heart and soul.

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