Shailene Woodley made an impressive and fiery big-screen debut in "The Descendants" that has critics raving. Previously known for her role as a teen mother in ABC's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," Woodley plays the daughter of wealthy lawyer Matt King (George Clooney) as he tries to reconnect with his children. Still, critical acclaim and raving reviews from Clooney and the film's cast weren't enough to gain this young star the nomination.
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