Thursday, February 2, 2012

AFT Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

This is the fourth category of the 5th Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them and drawn from a pool of approximately 138 Films. Click here to see previous years of this category.

Honorable mentions (in alphabetical order):
Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), Kate Winslet (Carnage), Anne Heche (Cedar Rapids), Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Carey Mulligan (Drive), Jessica Barden (Hanna), Maibritt Saerens (Happy Happy), Octavia Spencer (The Help), Evan Rachel Wood (The Ides of March), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Larry Crowne), Keira Knightley (London Boulevard), Sareh Bayat (A Separation), Jessica Chastain (Take Shelter), Katrina Bowden (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil), Amy Ryan (Win Win

Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help)
Carey Mulligan (Shame)
Anna Kendrick (50/50)
Emma Stone (Crazy Stupid Love)
Jodie Whittaker (Attack the Block)

The winner:
Mélanie Laurent (Beginners) was effortlessly magnetic as a fleeting love interest who captivated Oliver before she even spoke a word.

Other nominees:
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) fit in with the times perfectly as a bubbly and excitable budding silent film star. Jessica Chastain (The Help) was wacky but just reserved enough to be believable as the kind-hearted if peculiar Celia Foote. Maeve Dermody (Griff the Invisible) was magnetic and irresistible with her unique worldview and fascination with the title character. Kate Mara (Peep World) stood out in a strong ensemble with her peppy yet grounded attitude and allure.

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