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Great Performance: Amy Adams

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Paola Kudacki for TIME Amy Adams
Performance: Peggy Dodd in The Master (Oscar nomination, Best Supporting Actress)
“We were a society in transition,” says Adams of The Master’s postwar setting. “Women were given responsibility in wartime, and then it was back to the kitchen and take care of your man. The perception of what was available to women in that era was so different.”

For our 2013 Great Performances portfolio, TIME spoke with Amy Adams about her role as Peggy Dodd in The Master.

Amy Adams
Performance: Peggy Dodd in The Master (Oscar nomination, Best Supporting Actress)

“We were a society in transition,” says Adams of The Master’s postwar setting. “Women were given responsibility in wartime, and then it was back to the kitchen and take care of your man. The perception of what was available to women in that era was so different.”

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