Best Supporting Actress

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

The Low Down

If Amy Adams was going to usurp Regina King as the frontrunner, she would have won at SAG and BAFTA. She did not. SAG went with Emily Blunt for A Quiet Place and BAFTA chose Rachel Weisz. Only one of those performances is nominated for an Oscar, though I don’t think Weisz is the threat. That would be Marina De Tavira. Hear me out. 

De Tavira getting nominated was a shocker. She had no precursor support AND is a newcomer to Hollywood. However, The Academy is over the moon for Roma, and they clearly were passionate about her performance enough to give it a win. It’s unclear whether or not King not being nominated for either SAG or BAFTA has to do with enough voters seeing the film or if it’s indicative of the passion behind her performance. She did garner the biggest applause at the Oscars luncheon (allegedly) so that’s definitely something. This is very much still a close race. 

The Nominees

  1. Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk*++++++ 
  2. Marina De Tavira, Roma 
  3. Rachel Weisz, The Favourite+
  4. Amy Adams, Vice
  5. Emma Stone, The Favourite