Over the past few years Amy Adams has swiftly become America's sweetheart, thrilling audiences with her subtle and complex characters, with wide ranging genres and tones. 

From the teenage black comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous in 2009, to Disney's whimsical Enchanted in 2007 and more recently, as the heartbreaking Charlene in The Fighter, Adams can play almost any character, and always manages to make them effortlessly endearing. Her role in The Master has already see her receive the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Cinema Vanguard Award. 

"Amy Adams is one of the gutsiest and most gifted actors working today," said SBIFF's executive director, Roger Durling, reports the LA Times. "She embodies what the Cinema Vanguard Award is all about, and after her performance in The Master the time has come to recognize her talent and versatility." 

She's also making headlines this week due to not receiving a nomination at the SAG awards, which many people are outraged about. Instead the nominees were Sally Field (in Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (in Les Mis), Helen Hunt (in The Sessions), Maggie Smith (in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Nicole Kidman (in The Paperboy).

The Oscar nominations are yet to be announced and The Master has already been tipped as one of the big winners, so there's hope yet that the SAG snub will be her only one.