Tuesday, March 6, 2018

AFT Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

This is the fourth category of the 11th 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 149 films. Click here to see previous years of this category.

Honorable mentions:
Abby Quinn (Landline), Alexia Rasmussen (Tilt), Andrea Riseborough (Battle of the Sexes), AnnJewel Lee Dixon (The Last Word), Arly Jover (Axolotl Overkill), Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird), Bree Hemingway (It Happened in L.A.), Carrie Coon (The Post), Dianna Agron (Novitiate), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Elisabeth Shue (Battle of the Sexes), Elizabeth Marvel (The Meyerowitz Stories), Elle Fanning (The Beguiled), Elle Fanning (The Vanishing of Sidney Hall), Emma Thompson (Beauty and the Beast), Evelin Hagoel (The Women's Balcony), Evelyne Brochu (Rememory), Geena Davis (Marjorie Prime), Gina Gershon (Permission), Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Isabella Amara (Wilson), Izabela Vidovic (Wonder), Janet McTeer (The Exception), Julianne Moore (Wonderstruck), Julianne Nicholson (Novitiate), June Squibb (Table 19), Juno Temple (Wonder Wheel), Katharine Ross (The Hero), Kirsten Dunst (The Beguiled), Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour), Krysten Ritter (The Hero), Laura Dern (Wilson), Laura Prepon (The Hero), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Lily James (Darkest Hour), Lisa Kudrow (Table 19), Maggie Siff (One Percent More Humid), Malic White (Princess Cyd), Maria Dizzia (Abe and Phil's Last Poker Game), Mavie Horbiger (Axolotl Overkill), Mela Murder (The Florida Project), Michael Hyatt (The Price), Miranda Richardson (Stronger), Mouna Hawa (In Between), Natalie Morales (Battle of the Sexes), Orna Banai (The Women's Balcony), Rosemarie DeWitt (Sweet Virginia), Sana Jammelieh (In Between), Sarah Mezzanotte (Blame), Sarah Ramos (The Boy Downstairs), Sarah Silverman (Battle of the Sexes), Sheila Vand (Aardvark), Tessa Albertson (Blame), Valerica Cotto (The Florida Project)

Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)
Melissa Leo (Novitiate)
Imogen Poots (Sweet Virginia)
Elizabeth Olsen (Ingrid Goes West)
Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049)

The winner:
Hong Chau (Downsizing) was a hilarious part of her film about big egos and small people as a completely unfiltered do-gooder whose broken English was hardly an excuse for most of what she said.

Other nominees:
Allison Janney (I, Tonya) let loose as a monster mother while keeping her character’s heinous behavior in check with a judgmental monotone attitude. Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) played a mother who cared a bit too much with just the right mix of intensity and well-meaning persistence. Bria Vinaite (The Florida Project), in her first film role, was unapologetic and unflinching in a lived-in performance. Tatiana Maslany (Stronger) demonstrated her ability to excel in an individual role as she provided steadfast support in the wake of unthinkable events.

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