Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SAG Nominees: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

My predictions: 2/5
Who’s missing: Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus), Evan Rachel Wood (The Ides of March), Kate Winslet (Carnage), Carey Mulligan (Shame), Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)

I see now that Viola Davis is going to be considered a lead actress, and therefore her nomination in that category makes sense. I’m thrilled that Jessica Chastain (The Help) was recognized for her best performance this year (of the five I’ve seen), and she joins expected lock Octavia Spencer (The Help). I’m excited for Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), who managed a nomination despite being relatively unknown in this country. I have yet to see Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) in her film, and I’ll be able to comment more on that once I’ve see it. The biggest surprise here, which isn’t entirely shocking, is the inclusion of Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), a comic performance which rarely gets such attention. Her mention hurts Carey Mulligan and Shailene Woodley most of all, but they could still rebound and come through with Oscar nominations.

Who could win? I’m pretty sure that Spencer is going to sweep this category throughout awards season, but it could be any of them except for McTeer.

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