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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire July 28, 2014 at 4:1PM

Here's our take on the best supporting actress category.
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Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 87th Academy Award nominations through January 2015, when the nominations are announced.

Here's our early predictions for the best supporting actress race, which could see a slew of women who are quite overdue -- Jessica Chastain, Laura Dern, Patricia Arquette, Naomi Watts, Viola Davis and Kristin Scott Thomas, among others -- aiming to finally take home the prize... Though save for the likelihood for Arquette ("Boyhood") making the cut, this race is definitely the least developed of the acting categories.

Check out predictions in other categories here.

Best Bet From What We've Seen:
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Strong Contenders (At Least On Paper):
Kristin Scott Thomas, Suite Francaise
Viola Davis, Get On Up

Naomi Watts, St. Vincent
Rooney Mara, Trash
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rosewater
Emily Blunt, Into The Woods
Oprah Winfrey, Selma
Laura Dern, Wild

Reasonable Bets (Though At This Point, Anyone Is):
Maya Rudolph, Inherent Vice

Octavia Spencer, Get On Up
Emma Thompson, Me, Women & Childen
Emily Watson, Theory of Everything
Catherine Waterson, Inherent Vice

Jessica Chastain, Interstellar

Anne Hathaway, Interstellar
Rosemarie DeWitt, Men, Women & Children
Anna Kendrick, Into The Woods

Dark Horses From What We've Seen:
Rose Byrne, Neighbors
Robin Wright, A Most Wanted Man
Vanessa Redgrave, Foxcatcher
Dorothy Atkinson, Mr. Turner
Marion Booth, Mr. Turner