Best Supporting Actress

Ariana DeBose
West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst
The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis
King Richard
Caitriona Balfe
Belfast
Ruth Negga
Passing
No nominationsNo nominationsNo nominationsNo nominations1 nomination
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The precursor champ thus far. All but locked inWinning across the board raves. Can’t imagine her missing this yearBesides Smith, she is getting most of the attention from the film. Almost a lock at this pointShe’s been singled out among the cast and feels like another lockLots of precursor attention, but is it enough for a film that is not getting the attention many had hoped
ALTERNATIVES
Ann Dowd
Mass
Marlee Matlin
Coda
Rita Moreno
West Side Story
Cate Blanchett
Nightmare Alley
Judi Dench
Belfast
No nominations1 nomination,
1 win
1 nomination, 1 win7 nominations, 2 wins7 nominations, 1 win
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The only chance at a nomination for Mass, and that would be too badIf CODA hits big with the Academy, don’t be surprised if Matlin is swept up in the momentumIn a new role, Moreno is winning rave reviews again. If WSS really hits, she could find herself in the mixThe reception to the film was mixed, but she was singled out regardless. Could get luckyDench is getting overshadowed by her co-stars, but it’s Dench, so you never know
MORE ALTERNATIVES
Sally Hawkins
Spencer
Kathryn Hunter
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Olga Merediz
In the Heights
Rebecca Ferguson
Dune
Martha Plimpton
Mass
2 nominationsNo nominationsNo nominationsNo nominationsNo nominations
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The ultimate tag-along nomination if it happens, but the buzz on Spencer is starting to dwindleHunter has been singled out for best-in-show since the film premiered, but the buzz has been dwindling latelyThe film was not the hit everyone was hoping for, but the goodwill for her performance could keep her around long enoughShe is winning the best-in-show raves to go along with the acclaim for the film. A longshot at this pointWhy Plimpton missed all the precursors, I’ll never know. Missed opportunity