Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver
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Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver

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Jacki Weaver’s nomination for best supporting actress in Silver Linings Playbook is her second Oscar nomination, her first for playing crime matriarch ‘Smurf’ Cody in Animal Kingdom. She is up against Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) and Helen Hunt (The Sessions). We take a look back at some of the moments in Jacki's career.

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Jack Thompson and Jacki Weaver in film still from "Petersen".Photo: Supplied

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Scene from the film stork with Bruce Spence Helmut Bakaitis and Jacki Weaver. 1976Photo: Fairfax Archives

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Derryn Hinch and his wife Jacki Weaver leaving court after a magistrate ordered Hinch to do 250 hours of unpaid Community work for broadcasting particulars. which were likely to identify a person against whom an alleged sexual offence had been committed.Photo: John Lamb

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Actress Jacki Weaver looks at a portrait of herself painted in water color by artist Mooyeen McNielage of Hampton, it's called 'A Naughty French Post Card' and will be entered in a major art competition.Photo: Fairfax Archives

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Jacki Weaver, one of the panellists on ABC panel game show 'Would You Believe'.Photo: Supplied

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Jacki Weaver as kidnap victim Annette Bishop, during rehearsals for "Homicide".Photo: Supplied

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Actress Jacki Weaver with her son, Dylan, at home. 1977Photo: Fairfax Archives

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Actress Jacki Weaver at her home in Mosman, 1971.Photo: Fairfax Archives

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Gough Whitlam with actress, Jacki Weaver, at the Sun Awards for the Australian of the Year, 1977.Photo: Fairfax Archives

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Australian actress, Jacki Weaver, 1969.Photo: Fairfax Archives

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Australian actress, Jacki Weaver, poses with a photo of her favourite actress, Bette Davis. 1974Photo: Fairfax Archives

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Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver and Christine Amor at a New Year?s Eve party in Sydney, 1980.Photo: Fairfax Archives

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Australian actors, Jacki Weaver and Jack Thompson, arrive at the 1978 AFI Awards in Sydney, 1978.Photo: Fairfax Archives

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Cast of Animal Kingdom Luke Ford, James Frecheville, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton and Ben Mendelsohn.Photo: Simon Schluter

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(L-R) Actors Bradley Cooper, Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker star in the film "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012).Photo: Supplied

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Actors Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro star in the film "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012).Photo: Supplied

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Actress Jacki Weaver as hairdresser Truvy Jones in the stage play Steel Magnolias. 2009Photo: Domino Postiglione

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jacki Weaver in 'The Five-Year Engagement'. 2012Photo: Universal Pictures

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Australian actress Jacki Weaver, nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress in her film "Animal Kingdom", poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, 2011.Photo: REUTERS

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Jacki Weaver, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt are the stars of 'The Five Year Engagement'.2012Photo: Penny Stephens

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Jacki Weaver as Janine ?Smurf? Cody in Animal Kingdom.Photo: Sony Pictures

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(L)James Frecheville, Sullivan Stapleton, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendelsohn in Animal Kingdom.Photo: Supplied