Best Supporting Actress

+ Gotham Award Winner
* Independent Spirit Award Nomination
National Board of Review Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Award 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 Nominee

Predictions (1/1): This will still come down to Laurie Metcalf vs. Allison Janney, though it’s still too close to call. Mary J. Blige feels firmly locked into place to receive her first Academy Award nomination, while Hong Chau has managed to survive the divisive reviews for Downsizing and land nominations with the Golden Globes and SAG. The fifth spot will probably go to Holly Hunter or Octavia Spencer, but here’s to hoping Tiffany Haddish can rebound with the Academy.


  1. Allison Janney, I Tonya****+
  2. Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird****+++

Looking Good:

  1. Holly Hunter, The Big Sick***
  2. Mary J. Blige, Mudbound**
  3. Hong Chau, Downsizing**

On the Bubble:

  1. Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water*
  2. Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread*
  3. Kristen Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour*

Falling Off:

  1. Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip*+