Best Supporting Actor

Awards Nominations:

Independent Spirit Award Nomination
National Board of Review Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Nominee
Golden Globe Winner
Screen Actors Guild Nomination
National Society of Film Critics Winner
* BAFTA Nomination

Predictions (12/9): Willem Dafoe still feels like our de-facto frontrunner, despite feeling like the only nomination The Florida Project will get. Sometimes it’s better to be the sole flag bearer for your film, unlike Sam Rockwell who may split votes with co-star Woody Harrelson who won a surprise SAG nomination. Richard Jenkins feels firmly locked in place, leaving only one spot left. Both Call Me By Your Name boys have lost a lot of steam lately, which could benefit Christopher Plummer’s late breaking ascension into the category. 


  1. Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project****++++
  2. Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri****+

Looking Good

  1. Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water**
  2. Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri**

On the Bubble

  1. Steve Carrell, Battle of the Sexes**
  2. Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World*
  3. Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name*

Falling Off

  1. Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me By Your Name*