It’s an exciting time on the blog as Oscar prediction season is here. Readers of this here know that every Thursday starting very soon, I will be posting weekly Oscar predictions in the six major categories… wait, make that seven as I will now be including the new and controversial Most Popular Film race.
We turn our attention to Best Supporting Actor! If you missed my early predictions for Supporting Actress, you can find it here:
A word of warning: these are very early predictions and they will unquestionably change. I like to do my first estimates before the film festival season approaches (beginning next week). Toronto and Venice and other fests will surely shape my predictions in a massive away. Expect lots of Oscar Watch posts in the next month concentrating on dozens of screened movies at the festivals.
Beginning next Thursday (August 30), I will begin my weekly posts listing 25 possibilities for Picture and 15 in the other major races. At that time, numerical rankings will come into play. In November, that will switch to 15 listings for Picture and 10 in ALL other categories honoring feature films.
Let’s get to it!
TODD’S EARLY PREDICTIONS: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Joel Edgerton, Boy, Erased
Sam Elliot, A Star Is Born
Sam Rockwell, Backseat
Casey Affleck, Old Man & The Gun
Kyle Chandler, First Man
Russell Crowe, Boy, Erased
Topher Grace, BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Armie Hammer, On the Basis of Sex
Oscar Isaac, At Eternity’s Gate
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Matthew McConaughey, White Boy Rick
David Tennant, Mary Queen of Scots
Best Actress and Actor will be up in short order!