Sunday, January 27, 2013

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The competition: Sally Field’s Mary Todd Lincoln (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway’s suffering mother (Les Miserables), Helen Hunt’s sex therapist (The Sessions), Nicole Kidman’s sexual presence (The Paperboy), and Maggie Smith’s crotchety retiree.

For your information: This is Field’s eighth SAG nomination but only her second film mention (she was nominated in this race for “Forrest Gump” in 1994). She won on her last TV bid. Hunt also has a formidable TV record, as well as a film win for “As Good As It Gets” in 1997. Hathaway was nominated once before, for “Rachel Getting Married.” Kidman has been nominated twice before and also has a TV nomination for “Hemingway and Gellhorn” this year. Smith is also nominated for “Downton Abbey” this year. Field, Hathaway, and Smith are also nominated as part of their ensemble casts. In SAG history in this category, a performer without a Globe nod – that’s Smith this year – has only ever rallied to pull off a SAG win once, and that was Ruby Dee for “American Gangster.”

Who should win: Hunt, though I haven’t seen Kidman yet

Who will win: It’s going to be Hathaway.

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