Is it Davis vs. Williams vs. Streep?
Can Streep finally return to the winner's circle?
Could Meryl Streep find herself looking at yet another trip to the Kodak Theater without a win? The 16-time nominee is back in the race with her role as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady," but faces some stuff competition from "The Help's" Viola Davis, "My Week with Marilyn's" Michelle Williams, "Albert Nobbs'" Glenn Close, "Martha Marcy May Marlene's" Elizabeth Olsen and "Like Crazy's" Felicity Jones among others. Streep has long been seen as a frontrunner to finally land her third Oscar, but it certainly won't be easy. Here's a rundown of all the players in an increasingly competitive 2012 best actress race.