2015 Oscar Predictions - Best Supporting Actress

2015 Oscar Predictions – Best Supporting Actress

2015 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

(UPDATED: APRIL 12, 2014)

patriciaarquette_boyhoodThis past year produced one of my favorite Supporting Actress winners in some time.  This category typically goes for the young, hot girl at the moment so this could change dramatically in the coming months.  Rob Marshall has been known to get the best out of his supporting actresses (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Penelope Cruz), even when AMPAS doesn’t necessarily notice (Gong Li).  Anna Kendrick may become a serious force by the year’s end.  I’m also keeping my eye on Kristin Scott Thomas to capitalize and score a deserved second nomination.  Anything else will be all up to chance.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Kristen Scott Thomas - Suite Française
    It’s a disappointing fact that Thomas only has one Oscar nomination to her credit despite many memorable roles over the years.  With rumors that she’s hanging it up, perhaps this could be a well oiled vehicle for her to shine.
  2. Anna Kendrick - Into the Woods
    Its said to be the emotional center of the entire musical and she may be able to capture the magic a la Catherine Zeta-Jones in “Chicago.”  She’ll also likely be a popular audience favorite.  All she needs is Streep not to suck the air out of the room.
  3. Judy Greer - Men, Women, & Children
    Many thought she was the near miss for “The Descendants” and better than Woodley.  With a Reitman vehicle now, she has a role that offer up some pretty cool moments.
  4. Meryl Streep - Into the Woods
    She’s the Queen.  They have been known to take a year off from time to time and after making the cut for “August: Osage County,” a performance that lacked the enthusiasm from some of her devoted followers, there may be “Streep-fatigue” settling in.
  5. Julianne Moore - Map to the Stars
    Here we are again.  Four nominations and she’s yet to win her award.  A Cronenberg vehicle COULD do it but after predicting her for several years for “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio” and “The English Teacher,” I’ll wait hopeful on the sidelines.

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WHO MISSED THE CUT?

  1. Kelly Reilly - Calvary
    Terrific in “Flight,” a performance that should have been nominated.  Opposite Brendan Gleeson, this sounds pretty baity.
  2. Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
    Aging on screen for 12 years, in a Richard Linklater film, should be interesting just to watch.  The early reviews say she’s fantastic.
  3. Naomi Watts - Birdman
    After finally scoring her second nomination for “The Impossible,” Watts will return to comedy in this Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu film.  She’s been great before in films like “I Heart Huckabees.”  I’m intrigued.
  4. Jena Malone - Inherent Vice
    Said to be an eclectic role in the book and if the film becomes a big player, she can probably come on through.  She’ll also have “The Hunger Games” at the same time.
  5. Samantha Morton - Miss Julie
    After a mysterious and controversial story surrounding her axe from “Her,” this two-time Oscar nominee may start getting some recognition in the industry.  Call it a hunch.

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OTHER MISSES

  1. Viola Davis - Get on Up
  2. Emma Stone - Magic in the Moonlight
  3. Sophie Okonedo - War Book
  4. Krysten Ritter - Big Eyes
  5. Felicity Jones - Theory of Everything
  6. Miranda Otto - The Homesman
  7. Melonie Diaz - The Cobbler
  8. Holly Hunter - Manglehorn
  9. Noomi Rapace - Child 44
  10. Emma Stone - Birdman

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ALSO MISSED

  1. Rosemarie DeWitt - Kill the Messenger
  2. Noomi Rapace - The Drop
  3. Chloe Grace Moretz - Laggies
  4. Indira Varma - Exodus: Gods and Kings
  5. Olivia Williams - Maps to the Stars
  6. Amanda Seyfried - While We’re Young
  7. Vanessa Redgrave - Foxcatcher
  8. Laura Dern - 99 Homes
  9. Chloe Grace Moretz - Dark Places
  10. Imogen Poots - Knight of Cups
  11. Vera Farmiga -  The Judge
  12. Marcia Gay Harden - Magic in the Moonlight
  13. Elisabeth Moss - Listen Up Phillip
  14. Anna Kendrick - Get a Job
  15. Lesley Manville - Mr. Turner
  16. Lily Rabe - Pawn Sacrifice
  17. Sigourney Weaver - Exodus: Gods and Kings
  18. Hannah Murray - God Help the Girl
  19. Brie Larson - The Gambler
  20. Daisy Bevan - The Two Faces of January

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  • Marcus Adriano

    Chloe Grace Moretz for Laggies? Really? It’s very very unlikely. She has more chances for Clouds of Sils Maria, even though Kristen Stewart could surprise all of us and get the spotlight as the supporting actress of this film. But for Laggies.. I’d say almost impossible.

    • Carlos.

      Her role in Dark Places could draw a lot of attention if they get that movie right.

      • Marcus Adriano

        Agreed. There’s another one with Denzel Washington that she plays a teen hooker, that sounds like a juicy role.

  • Brett Greer

    Emma Stone is credited as a lead for Magic in the Moonlight, oh and Emma Watson from Noah should be on this list, she was fantastic!