Continuing my breakdown of all the Oscar categories for this year, I come to the Supporting categories.
We know what they are, the categories are pretty simple. There’s not much to say about them in general, and specifically — one of the categories is completely locked, and the other is completely up in the air, more so than I’ve seen in about a decade. The last time I remember a Supporting Actor race this open was maybe… 2001? Most of the time, it’s either locked or between two obvious contenders. Not since 2001 was it this wide open this close to Oscar night.
So, that’s what we’re gonna do, start with Supporting Actor and work to Supporting Actress. I’ll give all the previous winners, then jump into this year’s nominees and rank what I think the likelihood of each nominee winning is.
We’re starting with Best Supporting Actor: (more…)