Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 84th Academy Award winners through February 26th, when the winners are announced.
Octavia Spencer is seems pretty darn locked in as the winner here, after taking the Golden Globe, the SAG, the Critics Choice and the BAFTA and continously offering up humble, affecting speeches. Her closest rival is "The Artist" actress Berenice Bejo, but if Bejo pulled it off it would be quite the Oscar night shocker.
Best supporting actress predictions below. Watch clips of who Press Play thinks should win in this category, and check out all predictions in all the categories here.
The Predicted Winner: Octavia Spencer, The Help
The Potential Spoiler: Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Shoulda Been Here: Carey Mulligan, Shame