Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oscar Nominees: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

My predictions: 4/5, picking Shailene Woodley over McCarthy
My ballot: Come back next week!
The nominees: Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), Octavia Spencer (The Help)

So here we have the SAG list repeated, with Globe nominee Shailene Woodley shut out, as well as other contenders like Carey Mulligan and Vanessa Redgrave, whose films received zilch as well. Melissa McCarthy is probably the most excited of all the nominees today, and it’s a fun and unusual recognition by Oscar voters, who also honored the film for Best Original Screenplay. This is actually a great list, made up of five relatively comic performances, with McTeer’s being the most serious but still the lightest and funniest part of her film. I’m pleased!

My current bet to win: It looks like Spencer should be unstoppable, as actresses in this category often are.

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