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Video – Oscar Nom Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) Calls Her Character a Sociopath

Jacki Weaver, despite a well-respected career during which she’s garnered a number of awards in her native Australia, had remained a complete Hollywood unknown. That is, until Weaver’s performance as a career criminal and grandmother who takes in her law-breaking grandson in the thriller Animal Kingdom garnered her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Weaver, who’s nominated alongside Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter, Melissa Leo and Hailee Steinfeld in the Best Supporting Actress category, sat down with AMC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff and talked about just who — and how crazy — Janine Cody, her Animal Kingdom character is.

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