Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Oscar Nominees: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

My predictions: 3/5
My ballot: Coming soon!
The nominees: Jessie Buckley, Ariana DeBose, Judi Dench, Kirsten Dunst, Aunjanue Ellis

Now this upsets me more than anything. Caitriona Balfe was one of the strongest and most memorable parts of her film, and she gets ignored in favor of Judi Dench (Belfast), who has a history of nominations for very minor appearances. I am much happier to see Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter), who I’ve liked for a while and who I remember being a standout in her film. The rest of the list is expected, with Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard) bouncing back from a SAG snub and joining Ariana DeBose (West Side Story) and Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog). It’s just a shame that both Ruth Negga and Ann Dowd got ignored for their completely shut-out films.

My current bet to win: I’ll stick with DeBose even if Dunst seems to be gaining momentum.

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