This is Naomi Watts' second Oscar nomination. She plays Maria Bennet in The Impossible that's based on a true survival story.
The film was well received and so were the performances. Surprisingly, Ewan McGregor has failed to bag a nomination while Watts has.
The Hollywood Reporter gave her moving portrayal a thumbs up - "Watts packs a huge charge of emotion as the battered, ever-weakening Maria whose tears of pain and fear never appear fake or idealized."