Best Supporting Actor

Jason Isaacs
Mass
Jesse Plemons
The Power of the Dog
Richard Jenkins
Nightmare Alley/The Humans
Bradley Cooper
Soggy Bottom
Adam Driver
The Last Duel
No nominationsNo nominations2 nominations4 nominations (for acting)2 nominations
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Some of these performances in Mass will pop and Isaacs is one of the more famous faces. How much goodwill is left from The Patriot?The role is the smaller of the performances in the book, but Plemons can undersell in a good way in a lot of varying material. He is on the right pathHe has two good shots as noms this year and don’t be surprised if he starts to take the reigns of this raceBetween this and Nightmare Alley, Cooper and PTA could be the combo that gets him all the way to the Oscar stageWith two nominations in the last three years, Driver is all over the place and could be in for some best-in-show accolades
ALTERNATIVES
Andre Holland
Passing
Reed Birney
Mass
Jared Leto
The House of Gucci
Jamie Dornan
Belfast
Colman Domingo
Zola
No nominations No nominations 1 nominations, 1 winNo nominations
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Holland is one of the most talented actors that no one talks about and if the film hits big, he could get swept up in the momentumJust like Isaacs, some performance from Mass should get recognized, but Birney is much less famous than his co-stars and could be lost in the shuffleI don’t want to entertain the thought, but the Academy has nominated grossly over-the-top for Oscars in the past and no one goes more over than LetoBarb & Star got his a lot of good reviews and this crowd-pleaser could send him in the sights of OscarProbably closer than most realize to a nom for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and his star continues to rise. His performance is one of the most talked about parts of the film
MORE ALTERNATIVES
Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Cyrano
Vincent D’onofrio
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
David Alvarez
West Side Story
Kodi Smit-McPhee
The Power of the Dog
Sean Harris
Spencer
No nominations No nominationsNo nominationsNo nominations
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Since his breakout in Luce and Waves, he has been headed in Oscars direction. This musical could finally get him thereHe has just missed the lineup in the past and the juicy role of Jerry Falwell could be the one to put him over the topRemakes are tough, but it is an Oscar-winning role, so maybe Alvarez can make it work if the film is a big hitHe has been in Oscars’ periphery since The Road but has yet to translate to any real success. His role is “quirky” and it could pique the Academy’s interestMission: Impossible put him in front of a lot of people and if the role gives him enough, he could find himself in Oscar’s good graces