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Oscar nominations: best actress clips

This year's best actress Oscar nominees comprise a shortlist of hugely talented women across a wide genre of movies - but who will come out trumps?

To help you decide, we've put together a list of all five actresses in their respective films. Should Viola Davis' portrayal of a black maid in 1960s Mississippi be honoured with Hollywood's most prestigious honour? Or will Meryl Streep win through as Maggie Thatcher in The Iron Lady? And what about Rooney Mara, Glenn Close and Michelle Williams?

Muse it over with our YouTube clips below, or let us know your thoughts on Twitter. Click here to see a list of all the major nominations here.

Viola Davis - The Help

Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Rooney Mara - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs

Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn