Remember when we put you on to Emma Stone in V Magazine? Well, that photo shoot was a part of their Oscars issue which focused on the actresses that made some great films in the year leading up to the Academy Awards. Below, we give you a rundown of the leading ladies in the thumbs and the film they're being recognized for:

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed)
Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)
Dreama Walker (Compliance)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Keira Knightley (Anna Karenina)
Kerry Washington (Django Unchained
Freida Pinto (Trishna)

[via Drunken Stepfather]