"Lawrence is obviously fun and funny and youthful and beautiful and in her prime and just kind of absolutely dominates," Feinberg said. "When she comes on screen, she takes over, most notably with the scene with De Niro and puts everyone in their place. Not everyone can step on the screen and blow Robert de Niro right off of it."
De Niro, her fellow co-star Bradley Cooper and director David O. Russell have all been outspoken about their love of Lawrence in this role. She's kooky yet the audience can't help but love her.
Wallis makes her acting debut in "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and is the youngest actress ever to be nominated for Best Actress. She's four years younger than the previous record holder, Keisha Castle-Hughes. While Feinberg points out that she is impressive in her role, she's new to the business and therefore generally unknown to the voters.
"You know, I would probably say that it's Lawrence most likely and Riva based on BAFTA," Feinberg said about his top two contenders for the Oscar. "Although I think everyone has underestimated how well Watts is going to do. This is going to be a matter of just a few votes separating the nominees by just a few."