Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Oscar Nominees: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

My predictions: 4/5, picking Claire Foy over de Tavira
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Amy Adams (Vice), Marina de Tavira (Roma), Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk), Emma Stone (The Favourite), Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Last year, Lesley Manville surprised everyone by showing up here, and this year, we have a wonderful inclusion that many suspected early on but didn’t end up being a huge factor in the precursors: Mexican actress Marina de Tavira (Roma), a wonderful choice who helped her film tie for the mantle of most nominations. Claire Foy would have been a good choice, but I’m completely fine with this entire list, the best of all the acting categories, in my opinion. Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) made the cut despite a SAG snub, earning just one of three bids for her mostly neglected film. Amy Adams (Vice) is the only nominee from her film I’m particularly behind, and I’m superbly excited that Emma Stone (The Favourite) and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) both got in for the other film with the largest nominations haul.

My current bet to win: Even though the other three films cited did much better overall, I think King can still win this.

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