2014 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
(UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2014)
FINAL PREDICTIONS: This has become a close race between Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong’o, especially with Oprah Winfrey out of the conversation now. BAFTA surprisingly went with Lawrence when Lupita was the heavy favorite. Staff Writer Mark Johnson has also pointed out that Lawrence vs. Nyong’o is a near replica of Streep vs. Davis two years ago. Big difference is there was an overwhelming narrative to finally give Streep a third Oscar. Lawrence is fresh of her win. This is going to be a hard one. Also, was BAFTA a makeup for Lawrence losing last year for “Silver Linings Playbook?”
AND THE NOMINEES ARE:
- Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years a Slave
The great find of 2013 with a role that steals the show from her film’s central story. Critics awards have weighed in and mostly agree. BFCA and SAG wins.
- Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Won NYFCC and is the hottest celebrity at the moment with a humble demeanor that will bring her far. Two in a row? The Globes think so. So does BAFTA.
- June Squibb - Nebraska
AMPAS loves a guttural old lady that curses. It’s a fun role and Paramount is going for the big push.
- Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Golden Globe nominated. Woody Allen has directed many of his women to Oscar wins.
- Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
A LEAD role in Supporting and her best performance in over a decade. Her film also has no BP or writing nod.
WHO MISSED THE CUT?
- Oprah Winfrey - Lee Daniels’ The Butler
They simply passed on “The Butler” in every way. No one really crying about this miss.
- Octavia Spencer - Fruitvale Station
NBR winner for Supporting Actress. Release date was too early.
- Margo Martindale - August: Osage County
There was only room for one of the ‘August’ ladies in supporting.
- Jennifer Garner - Dallas Buyers Club
With all the nominations for “Dallas Buyers Club” – she may have been much higher than we think.
- Margot Robbie - The Wolf of Wall Street
She went for it and then some in Scorsese’s black comedy. Just too unknown.
- Sarah Paulson - 12 Years a Slave
- Carey Mulligan - Inside Llewyn Davis
- Lea Seydoux - Blue is the Warmest Color
- Scarlett Johansson - Her
- Naomie Harris - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
- Melissa Leo - Prisoners
- Amy Adams - Her
- Emily Watson - The Book Thief
- Emma Watson - The Bling Ring
- Julianne Nicholson - August: Osage County
- Melonie Diaz - Fruitvale Station
- Juliette Lewis - August: Osage County
- Cameron Diaz - The Counselor
- Viola Davis - Prisoners
- Kaitlyn Dever - Short Term 12
- Kristin Scott Thomas - The Invisible Woman
- Alfre Woodard - 12 Years a Slave
- Yolanda Ross - Go for Sisters
- Kristin Scott Thomas - Only God Forgives
- Kristen Wiig - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
- Eva Mendes - The Place Beyond the Pines
- Zoe Saldana - Out of the Furnace
- Angela McEwan - Nebraska
- Joanna Scanlan - The Invisible Woman
- Allison Janney - The Way, Way Back
- Rooney Mara - Her
- Olivia Wilde - Rush
- Cristin Milloti - The Wolf of Wall Street
- Mickey Sumner - Frances Ha
- Reese Witherspoon - Mud
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