Posted Fri, February 25, 2011 2:33pm EDT

Kirstin Says: Hailee Steinfeld Should Win The Oscar For 'Best Supporting Actress!'

Posted Fri, February 25, 2011 2:33pm EDT

Even though she’s only 14 years old, there’s no doubt in my mind Hailee should be the one with that golden statue Feb. 25! Who do YOU want to win?

When I think of Hailee Steinfeld, I think of the little girl who carried the Coen brothers’ 2010 adaptation of True Grit. To me, the 14-year-old actress had far more of a leading role than a supporting role in the hit film, which is why she should take the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Feb. 25.

That said, it’s definitely not a wash…Hailee is up against some power houses in her category. The other nominees are Amy Adams (The Fighter), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) — all of whom are more than twice Hailee’s age!

Luckily for Hailee, Jacki and Helena’s roles were quieter than hers and less impactful, plus I expect Amy and Melissa will cancel each other’s votes…giving Hailee to squeak by with just enough votes for the win. Who do YOU think will win the Oscar this year?

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Alex

Posted at 4:33 AM on February 26, 2011  

Yeah…well I really liked Hailee in True Grit and I’m glad that she got nominated, but to me, that’s all that she deserves. I haven’t seen Animal kingdom, but i personally preferred the performances of Adams, Carter, and Leo. I’m really rooting for Leo for the oscar. She absolutely dominated that role and she’s a great actress. No offense to Steinfeld. I think that she has a great future and hopefully her oscar will come someday, but if she wins on sunday, I’ll frankly be kinda pissed.

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lol

Posted at 3:12 PM on February 25, 2011  

Um…Hailee is very talented for her age, but please. Melissa Leo is on a whole different level of accomplishment and talent. She has put the time in, and has consistently delivered some of the best performances on film in the past five years.

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Mike M.

Posted at 3:00 PM on February 25, 2011  

You think Hailee Steinfeld should win Best Supporting Actress because she had a leading role in True Grit? Her presence in this category is fraudulent and disrespectful to the other women, who actually gave supporting performances. Plus, her acting was nothing spectacular. She’s getting notice for being young and “cute”.

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carolina

Posted at 7:25 PM on February 25, 2011  

i agree with you, her acting was so spectacular , for me Melissa Leo or Helena Bonham-carter should win (they r both amazing talented actresses and Hailess has a time , for a god sake this girl is just 14 years old…we all know how this all splendor ended for young kids stars…

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