UA-17272164-1 2015 Oscar Predictions - Best Supporting Actress

2015 Oscar Predictions – Best Supporting Actress

2015 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

(UPDATED: FEBRUARY 20, 2015) – FINAL WINNER PREDICTIONS

Another locked up category.  Sadly, Patricia Arquette has the potential to be the Octavia Spencer for her film, and be the sole representation.  Sad world if that happens but Arquette should carry the torch nicely. Emma Stone is someone that COULD happen if “Birdman” is having its best night possible.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE

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1. Patricia Arquette

Boyhood
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Is it a done deal for Arquette? Looks like it. Her speeches have been less than stellar but she has remained graceful throughout.
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2. Emma Stone

Birdman
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Critics awards and a healthy campaign are things on her side. Can Michael Keaton pull some of her co-stars in?
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3. Laura Dern

Wild
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Beat out some big competition and even bigger odds to secure her second nomination in 25 years. It's a welcome back party for her. Is it too little too late for her to make headway?
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4. Keira Knightley

The Imitation Game
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The Harvey machine is working for her. Is the Academy ready to crown this Hollywood star?
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5. Meryl Streep

Into the Woods
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She lasted the "Into the Woods" missing out on multiple key mentions. Number 4 Oscar looks to not come for this one.

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THE NEXT FIVE MISSES

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6. Rene Russo

Nightcrawler
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I'm pretty sure she was really close. She needed a better showing in the precursors to seal the deal. BAFTA came too late.
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7. Jessica Chastain

A Most Violent Year
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Her miss is a combination of a little seen film and splitting with "Interstellar."
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8. Naomi Watts

St. Vincent
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SAG came. That was the reward.
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9. Tilda Swinton

Snowpiercer
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BFCA noticed but I doubt AMPAS watched it or would even go for this type of performance.
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10. Carmen Ejogo

Selma
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She needed the precursors to go for her. She missed out on nearly everything and "Selma" needed more time to resonate.
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OTHER TOP-TIER MISSES

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11. Jessica Chastain

Interstellar
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Her screen time isn't as thick and she has "A Most Violent Year."
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12. Carrie Coon

Gone Girl
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She's a standout of the film with a well-received television run on "The Leftovers." She missed everything she really needed for Oscar love.
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13. Adriana Barraza

Cake
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If Aniston is on the table, this Oscar-nominated actress should get a few votes.
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14. Katherine Waterston

Inherent Vice
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She has a very powerful and provocative scene in "Inherent Vice" but she's been overlooked all season.
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15. Anna Kendrick

Into the Woods
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Meryl Streep is stealing all her thunder. She'll need to wait for her next film.
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16. Kristen Stewart

Still Alice
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She's proved her worth in the independent spirit community with "Camp X-Ray," "Clouds of Sils Maria," and this. She just couldn't muscle up to the Globes and SAG.
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17. Dorothy Atkinson

Mr. Turner
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A tragic role that some may be able to cling to.
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18. Marion Bailey

Mr. Turner
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She's so sweetly wonderful in "Mr. Turner." She also has a role that some may sympathize with.
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19. Vanessa Redgrave

Foxcatcher
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Veteran actress who delivers in a strong role with little screen time.
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20. Viola Davis

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
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Is terrific in "Rigby" and if "Get on Up" cannot get her the attention she deserves, this is a fine representation.
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ALSO MISSED

21 Octavia Spencer – Black or White

22 Jessica Lange – The Gambler

23 Imelda Staunton – Pride

24 Marisa Tomei – Love is Strange

25 Naomi Watts – Birdman

26 Viola Davis – Get on Up

27 Lorelei Linklater – Boyhood

28 Kim Dickens – Gone Girl

29 Tessa Thompson – Dear White People

30 Minnie Driver – Beyond the Lights

OTHER MISSES

31 Oprah Winfrey – Selma

32 Sienna Miller – American Sniper

33 Greta Gerwig – The Humbling

34 Lorraine Toussaint – Selma

35 Kirsten Dunst – The Two Faces of January

36 Robin Wright – A Most Wanted Man

37 Kelly Reilly – Calvary

38 Uma Thurman – Nymphomaniac Vol. 1

39 Samantha Morton – Miss Julie

40 Emma Watson – Noah

*=could go LEAD
**=could be pushed to 2015

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