Tuesday, February 26, 2019

AFT Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

This is the fourth category of the 12th 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 200 films. Click here to see previous years of this category.

Honorable mentions:
Andrea Riseborough (The Death of Stalin), Claire Foy (First Man), Haley Lu Richardson (Support the Girls), Shayna McHale (Support the Girls)

Tessa Thompson (Sorry to Bother You)
Anna Camp (Egg)
Amy Adams (Vice)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Danai Gurira (Black Panther)

The winner:
Elizabeth Debicki (Widows) revealed a depth of character that wasn’t apparent from her appearance or even her demeanor, far more resilient and aware of her aspirations than she let anyone else know.

Other nominees:
Rachel McAdams (Disobedience) disappeared into the repressed identity of her character, playing a part but fully aware that it didn’t include her most crucial attribute. Barbara Lennie (Everybody Knows) stood out among a cast of much better-known actors for her determination to be heard and to be specific when surrounded by rumors. Letitia Wright (Black Panther) demonstrated a wondrous energy and zeal for the work she did and the intelligence she possessed, fully capturing the spirit of her film. Nina Arianda (Stan and Ollie) put on an accent but conveyed her character’s filter-less judgment through much more than just her voice.

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