New York Times' Hollywood Heroines

Jennifer Lawrence
The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva

Naomi Watts
The Impossible

Quvenzhané Wallis
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Rebel Wilson
Bachelorette, Pitch Perfect, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Anne Hathaway
The Dark Knight Rises, Les Misérables

Elle Fanning
Ginger and Rosa

Kerry Washington
Django Unchained

Marion Cotillard
The Dark Knight Rises, Rust and Bone

Helen Hunt
The Sessions

Amy Adams
The Master, Trouble With the Curve

Shirley MacLaine

Keira Knightley
Anna Karenina