2018 Oscar Predictions –

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

(UPDATED – MAY 1, 2017)

The 50,000 foot overview of the supporting women seem to have a great mix of veteran actresses and young ingénues, playing Oscar’s favorite “supportive” wife.  Fresh off her fourth nomination for “Manchester by the Sea,” Michelle Williams is penciled in as the one to watch out for as the wife of P.T. Barnum in “The Greatest Showman.”  With only one single nod to her name, Kristin Scott Thomas hopes to snag one for her work in the upcoming “Darkest Hour.”  The talented and attractive Margot Robbie is going to hit as the wife to the author of “Winnie the Pooh” while Kristen Wiig plays opposite Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.”  The talents of the 80’s are making a comeback this year it seems as Annette Bening, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Glenn Close all have projects this year.  We could also have a return of the 90’s actresses with Alicia Silverstone and Chloe Sevingly.  And we’re keeping an eye for some wildcards like Kristen Stewart and/or Carrie Fisher to nab some love.  Perhaps even Grammy winner Mary J. Blige.

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    AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Michelle Williams
    "The Greatest Showman" (20th Century Fox)

  2. Margot Robbie
    "Goodbye Christopher Robin" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

  3. Kristin Scott Thomas
    "Darkest Hour" (Focus Features)

  4. Julianne Moore
    "Wonderstruck" (Amazon Studios)

  5. Nicole Kidman
    "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" (A24)

  6. THE NEXT FIVE:

  7. Annette Bening
    "The Seagull" (No U.S. Distribution)

  8. Kristen Wiig
    "Downsizing" (Paramount Pictures)

  9. Michelle Pfeiffer
    "Mother!" (Paramount Pictures)

  10. Carrie Fisher
    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (Walt Disney Pictures)

  11. Mary J. Blige
    "Mudbound" (Netflix)

  12. TOP-TIER CONTENDERS:

  13. Octavia Spencer
    "The Shape of Water" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

  14. Kristen Stewart
    "Lizzie" (No U.S. Distribution)

  15. Haley Bennett
    "Thank You for Your Service" (Universal Pictures)

  16. Rosamund Pike
    "Hostiles" (No U.S. Distribution)

  17. Rebecca Ferguson
    "The Snowman" (Universal Pictures)

  18. Kirsten Dunst
    "The Beguiled" (Focus Features)

  19. Naomi Watts
    "The Glass Castle" (Lionsgate)

  20. Tilda Swinton
    "Okja" (Netflix)

  21. Julianne Nicholson
    "Novitiate" (Sony Pictures Classics)

  22. Julia Roberts
    "Wonder" (Lionsgate)

  23. OTHER CONTENDERS:

  24. Julianne Moore
    "Suburbicon" (Paramount Pictures)

  25. Charlotte Gainsbourg
    "Ismael's Ghosts" (Sony Pictures Classics)

  26. Juno Temple
    "Wonder Wheel" (Amazon Studios)

  27. Amy Schumer
    "Thank You for Your Service" (Universal Pictures)

  28. Alicia Silverstone
    "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" (A24)

  29. Tatiana Maslany
    "Stronger" (Lionsgate)

  30. Rachel McAdams
    "Disobedience" (No U.S. Distribution)

  31. Jennifer Jason Leigh
    "Annihilation" (Paramount Pictures)

  32. Andrea Riseborough
    "Battle of the Sexes" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

  33. Maika Monroe
    "Felt" (Universal Pictures)

  34. OTHER POSSIBILITIES

  35. Hong Chau
    "Downsizing" (Paramount Pictures)

  36. Kate Mara
    "Chappaquiddick" (No U.S. Distribution)

  37. Mia Wasikowska
    "The Man with the Iron Heart" (The Weinstein Company)

  38. Elle Fanning
    "The Beguiled" (Focus Features)

  39. Kelly Macdonald
    "Goodbye Christopher Robin" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

  40. Katherine Waterston
    "The Current War" (The Weinstein Company)

  41. Nicole Kidman
    "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" (A24)

  42. Charlize Theron
    "Tully" (No U.S. Distribution)

  43. Rebecca Ferguson
    "The Greatest Showman" (20th Century Fox)

  44. Penelope Cruz
    "Murder on the Orient Express" (20th Century Fox)

UNRANKED CONTENDERS

Abbie Cornish, “When Hands Touch” (No U.S. Distribution) — Andrea Riseborough, “The Death of Stalin” (IFC Films) — Berenice Bejo, “Redoubtable” (No U.S. Distribution) — Catherine Frot, “The Midwife” (No U.S. Distribution) — Charlize Theron, “Untitled Nash Edgerton Project” (STX Entertainment) — Chloe Sevingly, “Golden Exits” (No U.S. Distribution) — Dafne Keen, “Logan” (20th Century Fox) — Daisy Ridley, “Murder on the Orient Express” (20th Century Fox) — Emma Thompson, “The Meyerowitz Stories” (No U.S. Distribution) — Emmanuelle Seigner, “Based on a True Story” (No U.S. Distribution) — Eva Green, “Euphoria” (No U.S. Distribution) — Hannah Murray, “Detroit” (Annapurna Pictures) — Jennifer Aniston, “The Yellow Birds” (No U.S. Distribution) — Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Good Time” (A24) — Jodie Whitakker, “Journeyman” (No U.S. Distribution) — Kate Hudson, “Marshall” (Open Road) — Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird” (No U.S. Distribution) — Lily James, “Darkest Hour” (Focus Features) — Mary Louise Parker, “Golden Exits” (No U.S. Distribution) — Mckenna Grace, “Gifted” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) — Naomi Watts, “The Book of Henry” (Focus Features) —  Rachel Weisz, “The Mercy” (No U.S. Distribution) — Samantha Isler, “Molly’s Game” (STX Entertainment) — Sarah Snook, “The Glass Castle” (Lionsgate) — Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma” (No U.S. Distribution) — Zosia Mamet, “Under the Silver Lake” (A24)

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  • Lucas

    Really hopping Michelle Williams wins this year.

  • fdh

    Hope Jennifer Aniston will be at last nominated for The Yellow Birds. Reviews for the movie are mixed but her performance is largely praised.

  • J2020

    I think this year is going to be the Naomi Watts year (The Glass Castle). Mary J. Blide (Mudbound), Melissa Leo (Novitiate), Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour) and Michelle Williams are gonna be the others nominees

  • Bruce Caudill

    I’m not gonna lie, I thank the little girl Dafne Keen in Logan should get a nomination.

  • Justin Logan

    I remember a casting report for Bigelow’s Detroit Riots movie that said that Hannah Murray had a significant role; I wonder if she could be an acting nomination for the ensemble, especially if there’s a lot of competition between the male actors in the cast (Boyega, Poulter, Mackie, Reynor, etc.)

  • oscarstan

    Michelle Williams needs to win this year.

  • Sybie

    What about Catherine Waterston in Current War

  • Justin Logan

    I read the script for Darkest Hour a month or so ago…it’s fantastic. Should be a big contender. However, Kristin Scott Thomas is pretty much irrelevant to the story; it’s a very wasted role and I see it as one of those early year contenders that completely disappears once people actually see the film. Some big roles that aren’t getting a lot of attention right now are Hong Chau in Downsizing, Miranda Richardson in Stronger, and Hannah Murray in Bigelow’s Detroit Riots Film

  • Kian

    1. Julianne Moore – “Wonderstruck”
    2. Melissa Leo – “Novotiate” (Probably my most anticipated role this year)
    3. Michelle Pfeiffer – “Mother!”
    4. Hong Chau – “Downsizing”
    5. Kristen Wiig – “Downsizing”

  • Bryce

    Carrie Fisher – Star Wars Last Jedi
    Dafne Keene – Logan
    Julianne Moore – Wonderstruck
    Michelle Pfeiffer – Mother
    Michelle Williams – Greatest Showman

  • Adventurer

    Michelle Williams.