Best Supporting Actress

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

The Low Down

With Olivia Colman in Lead Actress, that leaves a wide open category with tons of possibilities. And while her co-stars, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, have the benefit of being in a category that is notorious for “double dipping,” there’s some stiff competition. Recent Emmy winners Regina King and Claire Foy both feel primed for nominations, though First Man‘s disappointing opening weekend may prove problematic for the film as a whole. That said, I feel as if King has the narrative to beat. She’s a longtime character actress who is beloved by the industry in a performance that earned a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival (Beale Street was a runner up for the People’s Choice Award).   

That said, now that the Vice trailer has dropped we should not count out Amy Adams, who has the two narratives working for her:

  1. This would be her sixth nomination (fifth in this category). Many feel like it’s her time. 
  2. Many (myself included) feel she was snubbed in Lead Actress for Arrival

Nobody has seen Vice yet, and it doesn’t open until Christmas so her performance (and the film itself) will need to hit hard if she’s going to derail months and months of momentum from her competitors. 

The Frontrunners

  1. Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk* 
  2. Claire Foy, First Man
  3. Emma Stone, The Favourite

In the hunt:

  1. Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
  2. Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased
  3. Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
  4. Michelle Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians

Question Marks

  1. Amy Adams, Vice
  2. Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scotts
  3. Natalie Portman, Vox Lux