February 24, 2007 / 3:37 PM / 12 years ago

FACTBOX-Facts on best-supporting-actress nominees

(Reuters) - Following are some facts about the nominees for the best supporting actress Oscar at the 79th annual Academy Awards, which will be held in Hollywood on Sunday.

* ADRIANA BARRAZA - “Babel”

— Age 50 (born on March 5, 1956, in Mexico)

— Notable Films: “Babel” (2006)

“Amores Perros” (2000)

— Previous Awards & Nominations: Barraza received a Golden Globe nomination for “Babel.”

* CATE BLANCHETT - “Notes on a Scandal”

— Age: 37 (born on May 14, 1969, in Australia)

— Notable Films: “Babel” (2006)

“The Good German” (2006)

“Pushing Tin” (1999)

— Previous Awards & Nominations: The only previous nominee in this category this year, Blanchett won an Oscar for her supporting turn as Katharine Hepburn in the 2004 film “The Aviator.” She was also nominated for “Elizabeth” (1998).

* ABIGAIL BRESLIN - “Little Miss Sunshine”

— Age: 10 (born on April 14, 1996, in the United States)

— Notable Films: “Raising Helen” (2004)

“Signs” (2002)

— Previous Awards & Nominations: Breslin received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for “Little Miss Sunshine.”

* JENNIFER HUDSON - “Dreamgirls”

— Age 25 (born on September 12, 1981, in the United States)

— Previous Awards & Nominations: The former “American Idol” contestant won a Golden Globe for “Dreamgirls,” her acting debut.

* RINKO KIKUCHI - “Babel”

— Age 26 (born on January 6, 1981, in Japan)

— Notable Films: “The Taste of Tea” (2004)

“Hole in the Sky” (2001)

— Previous Awards & Nominations: Kikuchi received a Golden Globe nomination for “Babel.”

Sources: Reuters/Oscars website/tvguide.com

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