Oscars 2014 Best Supporting ActressGetty

With the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards behind us, we can focus on the only awards that really matter (not really) -- the Oscars!

Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Roberts, June Squibb, and Sally Hawkins each earned Oscar nominations for their outstanding performances this year -- from a manipulative housewife to a slave enduring the brutality of her masters. But only one can take home the coveted award. Nyong'o and Lawrence have been splitting the Supporting Actress awards so far this year, and while many feel it is indeed a two-women race for the Oscar, anything can happen.

With more than a month until the Oscar night, there's plenty of time to get to know the nominees a bit better. Click through the slideshow below for some quick info about the actors and their latest Oscar-nominated roles.
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