Monday, November 11, 2013

Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

November 11th Update. 


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It's been 2 months since my last set of predictions, so it's time for an update. A lot has changed since September. We now have a better idea on category placements and more reviews have been released. At the end of each write up, I'll include the changes from the last update.

1.  Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
 12 Years a Slave Best Supporting Actress 2013
12 Years a Slave is shaping up to be the frontrunner this year. Nyong'o is a lock for her first nomination. (Previously unranked)

 2. Oprah Winfrey- The Butler
 Oprah Oscar 2013, Oprah The Butler 
While buzz for The Butler has faded since it's release, it's still going to warrant a few nominations. With great reviews and the comeback story, Oprah looks to pretty comfortable. (Previously #2)

3. Julia Roberts-  August: Osage County
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I had Julia Roberts in my top 10 for Leading Actress last time. With her switching categories, Roberts should benefit from a weaker supporting field. (Previously unranked)

4. Jennifer Lawrence- American Hustle
 Jennifer Lawrence Oscar, Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle, Best Supporting Actress
Lawrence has been on fire lately, winning Best Actress last year for Silver Linings Playbook. I expect big things from American Hustle and Lawrence will receive a lot of attention from it (Previously #4)

5. Octavia Spencer- Fruitvale Station
 Fruitvale station, Octavia Spencer oscar 
This is where here it gets tricky. Spencer won this category 2 years ago and delivers another great performance in the Fruitvale Station. It was a major hit with the critics, but it might get overlooked. (Previously #3)

Other Possibilities

6. June Squibb- Nebraska (Previously unranked)

7. Amy Adams- Her (Previously #5)

8. Naomi Harris- Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Previously #7)

9.  Margo Martindale- August: Osage County (Previously #6)

10. Jennifer Garner- Dallas Buyers Club (Previously unranked)

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