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Almost Famous

Kudo count At just 21, Hudson's bittersweet performance as young band groupie Penny Lane in "Almost Famous" scored her a Golden Globe for best supporting actress and an Oscar nomination. Hathaway's star turn in this year's "Rachel Getting Married" has landed her nominations from the Globes, the Screen Actors Guild and the Independent Spirit Awards. Winner: Hudson -- for now. (Hathaway is almost certain to clinch a best actress Oscar nomination for "Rachel.")Neal Preston / DreamWorks