If you want to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress this year, it helps to be in one of three movies: 'Precious,' 'Up in the Air' and 'Nine.' This is one of 2009's most competitive races, and multiple actresses from each of these movies will be fighting their costars as well as actresses from other films to win one of the five coveted slots at the Golden Globes or the Oscars.

The Lock: Mo'Nique (pictured, above right) is the one sure thing in this category; the comedian's surprisingly powerful and terrifying performance as an abusive mom in 'Precious' has had a nomination sewn up since the movie premiered at Sundance last winter ...