So we now arrive at our Best Supporting Actress predictions. Contenders are listed in alphabetical order. And emerging at AFI FEST was Emmy-winner Rachel Brosnahan, who moves from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to effortlessly carrying Julia Hart’s ’70s crime thriller “I’m Your Woman” (December 11, Amazon Studios), playing a mob wife left behind by her husband to survive on the lam with her new infant. Two years ago, Olivia Colman made the shrewd decision to be put in lead for The Favourite, which worked out for her handsomely when she beat favorite Glenn Close in 2018. After winning their first acting Oscar last weekend (Laura Dern in Supporting Actress for Marriage Story), this year they’ll have Amy Adams and Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard. Although she’s not playing Anita, the role that got her the win, the new adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg for 20th Century, but a smaller role written for her. 0. Amanda Seyfried – Mank (Netflix) 2. All rights reserved. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy.” (Her costar Glenn Close, with seven nominations, will also be vying for a win, likely in supporting.). Most leading roles would be looked over without their supporting cast and this year's potential nominees displayed truly … 2021 Oscars: The Best Actor Contenders (February). This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Amy Adams – Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix) Awkwafina – Breaking News in Yuba County; Cate Blanchett – Nightmare Alley (Searchlight) Mary J. Blige – Respect (MGM) Abigail Breslin – Stillwater (Focus Features) Priyanka Chopra – The White Tiger (Netflix) Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix) Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Abigail Breslin, who earned a supporting actress nomination for Little Miss Sunshine and the age of 10, could be back for the first time in Stillwater for Focus Features about a father travels from Oklahoma to France to help his daughter who has been arrested for murder. 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He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch. 2021 Oscars: The Best Actress Contenders (February). Neon, which distributed the French lesbian period drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire (currently in release), just picked this up. Ellen Burstyn – Pieces of a Woman (Netflix) 4. Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”) Da 5 Bloods (2020) R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, War . Here's an early look at possible contenders. A raft of stars are looking to come back to the Oscar race. 1. Sorry We Missed You 7. Birds of Prey 2. More than ever, critics play a key role in curating the movies to see online this year. Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”) Sundance performances that generated great buzz including Olivia Colman in The Father (see more below) and a possible breakout from Yuh-Jung Youn, who plays the mischievous grandma in Minari, which won the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize. Emma 3. 2021 Contenders and Predictions. Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix) 2. The list of contenders in supporting actress is bound to give us a host of previous winners and nominees here and from best actress but also a chance for some first-timers of all ages to break in. There’s a substantial list of possible first-time nominees this year and from films that will probably do well in other areas, a perfect opportunity to get swept up for a nomination. Natasha Lyonne, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” (Paramount – February 12, 2021) Dearblha Molloy, “Wild Mountain Thyme” (Bleecker Street – December 11) This Article is related to: Awards and tagged Best Actress, Jennifer Hudson, Netflix, Oscars, Viola Davis. Sophia Loren (“The Life Ahead”) Never Rarely Sometimes Always 6. Meryl Streep (“The Prom”). Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. But more than usual, with folks watching more at home, theater dates uncertain, and more than 9000 slightly younger and more diverse Oscar voters, nobody knows anything. Rate. Will nostalgia be a big enough pull for older voters to get her in or will Ariana DeBose (who also has Netflix’s musical adaptation of the Broadway smash The Prom coming) be the breakout star who takes the batton with her version of the feisty and fiery diva? The ballot could still be a strong mix of indie darlings… Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. 1. She was one of the few non-white American or European contenders in supporting actress but voters went for a slate of all white nominees. Following Academy Awards history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, … by Kyle Munzenrieder. Ironically, Glenn Close is on the fence as to whether her character in Hillbilly Elegy is lead or supporting (I’m leaning supporting based on the source material) so another match-up between the two would be interesting. Both women are recent Oscar winners, which may put a damper on their candidacies, but Davis might have less to worry about in that regard: While McDormand already has two Best Actress … Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) Rita Moreno is one of only 15 people to earn the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), and still the first and only Latina to do so, but has been away from the awards landscape for decades. The Way Back It’s unlikely that the 2021 Oscars under the current circumstances would fill out all ten spots in the Best Picture category, but the Academy hasn't done that since it changed the nomination process, so that’s not too unusual. With Netflix still out to win best picture, the 2021 Oscars could feature Spike Lee vs. Steven Spielberg. Amanda Seyfried – Mank (Netflix) 3. Joining Davis’ Ma Rainey is another actress, Andra Day, playing a real jazz singer in Lee Daniels’ “United States vs. Billie Holiday” (2021, Paramount). Rising star Anya Taylor-Joy carries Autumn de Wilde’s assured Jane Austen romance “Emma” (Focus Features), and has gained in stature with her Furiosa casting in the “Mad Max” sequel and starring role in Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit.” Always nabbing rave reviews is never-nominated Elisabeth Moss for her superb performances in dark Shirley Jackson biopic “Shirley” (Neon) and Universal horror reboot “The Invisible Man,” which would ordinarily not be considered Oscar fare. Lesley Manville (“Ordinary Love”) Menu. Perennial nominee and three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep could return in The Prom; it’s never smart to discount Streep at this stage. Sidney Flanigan (“Never Rarely Sometimes Always”) ... Best Supporting Actor (Charles Dance) Best Supporting Actress (Amanda Seyfried) Best Original Screenplay Best Original Score Best Cinematography Best Film Editing Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing. Amanda Seyfried Best Supporting Actress Elisabeth Moss Ellen Burstyn Glenn Close Marsha Stephanie Blake Olivia Colman Oscars 2021 Saoirse Ronan Zendaya Here’s hoping the success of The Farewell and Best Picture winner Parasite have opened the door for Asian (specifically East Asian) and American-Asian representation at the Oscars. Indeed, that is just what happened at the 2020 Academy Awards when Laura Dern took home this Oscar for her scene-stealing performance in “Marriage Story.” (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2021 Oscars predictions for Best Supporting Actress.) 'Bridgerton': Nicola Coughlan Is Netflix's New Comedy Star, 'We Can Be Heroes' Review: Robert Rodriguez Delivers a Fun DIY 'Avengers' for Little Kids, The Best TV Series of 2020: A Top 10 List by TV Critic Ben Travers -- Year in Review, The Must-See Movies and TV Shows on HBO Max. 1. Here is a list of our Oscars 2021 winners predictions: Best Actress: Jennifer Hudson, Respect. Rashida Jones (“On the Rocks”) Elisabeth Moss (“The Invisible Man,” “Shirley”) Oscars 2021: Best Actress Predictions. Lord knows it’s time for Collette to get another damn nomination already. Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. From famous portrayals to passionate companions, here are the backing actresses considered for Best Supporting Actress at the 2021 Oscars. Early on, such indie Oscar hopefuls as “Swallow” (IFC) starring neurotic housewife Haley Bennett, and “The Assistant” (Bleecker), starring sexually-harassed secretary Julia Garner, were on view at the Academy viewing portal. Variety’s Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars from Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis. Yes, it’s early, given that with the new timeline, we are still four months away from any trophies being handed out, but this isn’t exactly a normal Oscar year. Ruth Negga (nominated in Best Actress for 2016’s Loving) has a juicy role in Passing, the directorial debut of Rebecca Hall that I’m keeping a close eye on. Michelle Pfeiffer (“French Exit”) Olivia Colman – The Father (Sony Pictures Classics) 4. It’s directed by Tom McCarthy, who helmed Spotlight into a Best Picture Oscar win. Haley Bennett (“Swallow”) Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. The 365-days-a-year awards season of the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and more. Olivia Colman – The Father (Sony Pictures Classics) 3. The Invisible Man 5. These early releases are less likely to go the distance than starry titles debuting later in the year. Leading the supporting actress contenders is newbie Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies opposite Charles Dance as partner William Randolph Hearst in … Helena Zengel in Universal’s News of the World with Oscar winner Tom Hanks, Amanda Seyfried in Mank for Netflix with Oscar winner Gary Oldman, Emmy winner Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) in The Last Duel (20th Century), Kaimana in Oscar winner Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins (Searchlight Pictures), Julianne Nicholson in Blonde (Netflix) and Olga Merediz for In the Heights (Warner Bros). Last season, The Farewell‘s Zhao Shuzhen was in the conversation and won the Spirit Award for Supporting Female but missed out on Oscar nomination. Green – moves up; Red – moves down; Blue – new entry this month. Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox. Kate Winslet (“Ammonite”), Contenders: Rachel Brosnahan (“I’m Your Woman”) Top of the list at Metacritic for 2020 is Eliza Hittman’s Sundance and Berlin prize-winner “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” which stars musician discovery Sidney Flanigan as a teenager seeking an abortion in New York, who scored a Gotham nomination ahead of the Indie Spirits and won Best Actress from the New York Film Critics Circle. Youn Yuh-jung – Minari (A24) 5. The 6-time Oscar nominee and Best Actress winner in 1975 hasn’t been nominated for 20 years but her performance here was heavily lauded at both festivals and she enters the top 10 this month. She’s followed by Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (lead) and Saoirse Ronan (supporting) as lovers in Francis Lee’s period romance “Ammonite” (November 13, Neon), which was selected by Cannes and Telluride but finally debuted at TIFF; and three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer returns in Paris drama “French Exit” (Sony Pictures Classics), which nabbed strong reviews as the New York Film Festival closer. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara were legitimate co-leads in their 2015 romance Carol but chose to split categories to increase their chances, which worked as both were nominated (Blanchett in lead, Mara in supporting). Viola Davis in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, Frontrunners: Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. Will go to: Viola ... then won a supporting actress Oscar for the same part in the 2016 film adaptation. The two reunite in Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley and we could see another category split for the two. Where to Stream the 2021 Oscar Films. Awards Season/Oscars 2021 ... Viola should have won the best actress oscar but was cruelly put in the supporting category. No film will be deemed a frontrunner until I’ve seen it. Check out a full list below of Best Supporting Actress contenders and my current top 10 (in alphabetical order) for February. A big debate we’ll see this year (as with almost any year though) will be ‘are they lead or supporting’ and this season will be rich with a lot up in the air until films are seen and strategies are in place. Let’s see who we might be talking about at the end of the year. 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Best Picture Best Director Best Actress Best Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Supporting Actor. Rate. Green – moves up; Red – moves down; Blue – new entry this month. ... Best Supporting Actress: Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy. She’s gotten close to an Emmy nomination with the Netflix reboot of One Day at a Time (now at PopTV) but now the legendary performer has a chance to return to Oscar with the very project that got her that O back in 1961 – West Side Story. The voters will have their say and cast ballots on what they think is the best cinema of 2020 – and part of 2021. Predicted Nominees: 1. 2021 Oscars – 93rd Academy Awards predictions. ... there’s a swath of performers vying for the Best Actress Oscar. Anya Taylor-Joy (“Emma”), Long Shots: Add Toni Collette to the mix and we might have another Favourite on our hands with Blanchett going lead and Mara and Collette in supporting. The 2001 Best Supporting Actress race is mainly remembered for being totally unpredictable. Here are your absurdly early predictions for the 2021 Oscars ... Best Actress. Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. 6. Copyright © AwardsWatch 2020/2021 All rights reserved. Nomadland starring double Best Actress Oscar winner, Frances McDormand, is considered a shoo-in.Based on the book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder, it follows Fern (McDormand), a woman in her sixties who loses her home, savings and livelihood in the recession and moves into her van to travel across the American Midwest. 2021 BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS CONTENDERS. Best Supporting Actress looks pretty open at the 2021 Oscars, and it has undergone a major shift in recent weeks. With The Father, Colman could very well go lead (the actresses who have in the original play did and won awards for it). Amy Adams (“Hillbilly Elegy”) 6.5. Leading the pack is two-time Oscar-winner Frances McDormand as a low-income woman in a van in Chloe Zhao’s road movie “Nomadland” (December 4, Searchlight), which took home the Golden Lion at Venice as well as the Toronto People’s Choice award. Saoirse Ronan just earned her 4th Oscar nomination by the age of 25 and is ready for her 5th in the period drama Ammonite from director Francis Lee (God’s Own Country) alongside Oscar winner Kate Winslet, where they play lovers in 1840s England. Four Netflix entries are picking up steam: Oscar-winner Viola Davis (“Fences”) stars in George C. Wolfe’s film adaptation of August Wilson’s hit play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; Oscar perennial Meryl Streep plays an aging diva in both Ryan Murphy musical “The Prom” (as well as Steven Soderbergh’s HBO Max comedy “Let Them All Talk”); Oscar-winner Sophia Loren (“Two Women”) makes a comeback in holocaust heart-tugger “The Life Ahead”; and long-overdue Oscar perennial Amy Adams (six nominations) has a shot in Ron Howard’s film adaptation of J.D. Speaking of Netflix, they’re not short on contenders once again this year. Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) Supporting Actress Oscar winner Viola Davis (2016’s Fences) has a full year of lead and supporting performances and the drama Untitled Nora Fingscheidt Project (with Sandra Bullock and based on a 2009 British television show) as her best chance to return here. Breaking out at Venice was rising star Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”), who scored Best Actress for her role as a grieving mother who loses her baby after a home birth in “Pieces of a Woman” (Netflix). Even in this strange pandemic year, there’s a swath of performers vying for the Best Actress Oscar. Moving up in the ranks thanks to her Best Actress win from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association is Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) who earned Sundance raves in “Promising Young Woman” (Focus). When she won her Tony for the same role, she won for best actress. As usual, the fall film festivals played a role in the usual talent vetting. Julia Garner (“The Assistant”) First Cow 4. Here are my ranked 2021 Oscar predictions in Supporting Actress for November. 2021 Oscar Predictions: Best Live-Action Short [coming soon] Awards Circuit (Column) Archives 10 Underdog Movies That Deserve Oscar’s Attention – (Dec. 17, 2020)