I pretty much echo a few others have mentioned
- Gwyneth Paltrow. Imo, the least deserving in the category. I thought Fernando Montenegro was incredible in Central Station and pretty much the top of the pack in the category. Some of the best acting I've seen in a film.
- Reese Witherspoon. Again, as said above. Felicity Huffman was fantastic in Transamerica.
- Jennifer Hudson. Perhaps a little biased because I haven't seen all of Dreamgirls considering it wasn't really my thing
but Rinko Kikuchi won me over in Babel.
I can't exactly speak about Octavia Spencer, I was the kind of person that loved Melissa McCarthy haha