Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The current frontrunner for Best Supporting Actress is Melissa Leo, who won the category seven years ago, but has yet to be nominated since. Her film, Novitiate isn’t one you’re going to see in any other categories, but Leo’s performance has gotten so much praise, that I think some attention form the critics awards and Leo is a sure nominee. The next most likely is Kristin Scott Thomas for Darkest Hour, playing Clementine Churchill. The film is going to be a major all-around player, and Scott’s work is sure to be good enough to secure a nomination.

The next two most likely players are two women who have never before been nominated. Allison Janney in I, Tonya and Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird have both been getting a lot of attention for their performances. Almost everyone’s claiming their work is more than good enough, and with the extra underdog advantage, I think you can count on a nomination for these two.

Those four spots seem fairly locked down right now, while the fifth one is much more open. My top pic is Tatiana Maslany for Stronger. Playing opposite a sure-to-be quality performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, I can see the Orphan Black star adding a Oscar nom to her resume. Her main competition will be the little-known Hong Chau in Downsizing. Chau isn’t a familiar face by any means, but supposedly she steals the show in Alexander Payne’s latest. Personally, I want to see the film before I put her in the top five.

Also in competition are Julianne Moore for Suburbicon, Michelle Pfeiffer for mother!, Margot Robbie for Goodbye Christopher Robin, Naomi Watts for The Glass Castle, Kirsten Dunst for The Beguiled, Claire Foy for Breathe, and Holly Hunter for The Big Sick.

Updated 22 October, 2017


Melissa Leo – Novitiate        Kristin Scott Thomas – Darkest Hour        Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird         Tatiana Maslany – Stronger

Next in Line:

Hong Chau – Downsizing

 Julianne Moore – Suburbicon          Michelle Pfeiffer – Mother! 

Still in it:

Margot Robbie – Goodbye Christopher Robin          Naomi Watts – The Glass Castle

Kirsten Dunst – The Beguiled          Claire Foy – Breathe

Holly Hunter – The Big Sick

Also in the Race:

Ekaterina Samsonov – You Were Never Really Here

Nicole Kidman – The Killing of a Sacred Deer         Camilla Rutherford – Phantom Thread

  Katherine Waterstone – The Current War         Kristin Wiig – Downsizing       Julia Roberts – Wonder

Diane Lane  – Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

        Rosamund Pike – Hostiles          Haley Bennett – Thank You for Your Service

Michelle Williams – The Greatest Showman  

Jennifer Jason Leigh – LBJ         Riley Keough – Under the Silver Lake           Jennifer Connelly – Only the Brave

Olga Kurylenko – The Death of Stalin          Rebecca Ferguson – The Snowman

Carrie Fisher – Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi          Julianne Moore – Wonderstruck

Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water          Carey Mulligan – Wildlife           Zoe Kazan – The Big Sick

Nicole Kidman – How to Talk to Girls at Parties         Cara Delevigne – Tulip Fever          Judi Dench – Tulip Fever

Judi Dench – Murder on the Orient Express           Daisy Ridley – Murder on the Orient Express

Penelope Cruz – Murder on the Orient Express           Michelle Pfeiffer – Murder on the Orient Express

Olivia Coleman – Murder on the Orient Express          Carrie Coon – The Post           Allison Brie – The Post

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Best Animated Film | Best Cinematography | Best Production Design | Best Costume Design

Best Makeup and Hairstyling | Best Original Song | Best Original Score 

Best Film Editing | Best Sound Mixing | Best Sound Editing | Best Visual Effects

Best Documentary Feature | Best Foreign Language Film

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