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Outstanding Oscar Mom Roles

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The Academy Awards are this Sunday! The actual statuettes may be nicknamed "Oscars," but some of the best roles have been moms.

Check out our list of Oscar-nominated mom roles, past and present.

Outstanding Oscar Mom Roles

'The Kids Are All Right'

Annette Bening as Nic(2010)

'Rabbit Hole'

Nicole Kidman as Becca(2010)

'The Fighter'

Melissa Leo as Alice Ward(2010)

'The Blind Side'

Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy

'Animal Kingdom'

Jacki Weaver as Janine Cody (2010)

'Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire'

Mo'Nique as Mary Lee Johnston

'Little Children'

Kate Winslet as Sarah Pierce

'North Country'

Charlize Theron as Josey Aimes

'Walk the Line'

Reese Witherspoon as June Carter

'Something's Gotta Give'

Diane Keaton as Erica Barry


Diane Lane as Connie Sumner


Juliette Binoche as Vianne Rocher

'Erin Brockovich'

Julia Roberts as Erin Brokovich

'The Grifters'

Anjelica Huston as Lilly Dillon(1991)

'For the Boys'

Bette Midler as Dixie Leonard

'Terms of Endearment'

Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway

'Kramer vs. Kramer'

Meryl Streep as Joanna Kramer

'Norma Rae'

Sally Field as Norma Rae


Cicely Tyson as Rebecca Morgan

'A Patch of Blue'

Shelley Winters as Rose-Ann D'Arcey

'Imitation of Life'

Juanita Moore as Annie Johnson

'I Remember Mama'

Irene Dunne as Martha 'Mama' Hanson

next: Five Oscar-Worthy Performances of Real Moms
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