My earliest 2021 Oscar predictions continues with Best Supporting Actress! If you missed my first post covering the supporting gentlemen, you can find it here:
In that post, you can find all the caveats about how early we are in the season and so forth. We will have the Venice and Toronto in weeks and that will certainly shape the race.
One season ago, amidst all the pandemic uncertainty, I correctly called 2 of the 5 eventual nominees here (Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy and Olivia Colman for The Father). Amanda Seyfried (Mank) was listed in the possibilities section. Eventual winner Youn Yuh-Jung (Minari) and Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) were not mentioned.
Next week I’ll begin the official rankings, but here’s where I have the competition at this early moment:
EARLY OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Nightmare Alley
Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Ann Dowd, Mass
Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
Ruth Negga, Passing
Toni Collette, Nightmare Alley
Sally Hawkins, Spencer
Salma Hayek, House of Gucci
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
Marlee Matlin, CODA
Audra McDonald, Respect
Olga Merediz, In the Heights
Martha Plimpton, Mass
Meryl Streep, Don’t Look Up
Anya Tayl0r-Joy, Last Night in Soho
Best Actor is up next!