And so it begins yet again!!
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.
It begins today with Best Supporting Actress where I’m posting my first initial five predicted women and ten other possibilities. We will move on to Supporting Actor, the lead acting categories, Director, Most Popular Film, and Picture in short order.
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.
Today it begins and here is my early bird look at Supporting Actress…
TODD’S EARLY PREDICTIONS: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Claire Foy, First Man
Nicole Kidman, Boy, Erased
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots
Sissy Spacek, Old Man & The Gun
Amy Adams, Backseat
Kathy Bates, On the Basis of Sex
Annette Bening, Life Itself
Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
Julia Roberts, Ben is Back
Amy Ryan, Beautiful Boy
Meryl Streep, Mary Poppins Returns
Tilda Swinton, Suspiria
Maura Tierney, Beautiful Boy
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Look for Supporting Actor very soon!