By TIME Photo Department
February 6, 2013

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.”

The Performers Speak:


Amy Adams

Sally Field

John Hawkes

Quvenzhané Wallis

Anne Hathaway & Hugh Jackman

Christoph Waltz

John Goodman

Naomi Watts

Jessica Chastain

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