[singlepic id=344 w=240 h=320 float=left]The fifth Best Actress nominee is Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine. (Didja know that Williams played the young Sil in Species?). Williams plays Cindy Heller Pereira, married to Ryan Gosling’s character Dean. They’re a young, working class married couple with a young daughter named Frankie. They’re torn up by the life they live together, despite their young age, by the experiences they had before their marriage. William’s character believes her husband has more potential than he’s showing at this time, and they both come from dysfunctional families. William’s role is an emotional knock-out, not as extreme as Gosling’s but equally remarkable.
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