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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire September 12, 2014 at 11:47AM

Here's our take on the best supporting actress category

Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 87th Academy Award nominations through January 2015, when the nominations are announced.

Here are our early predictions for the best supporting actress race, which could see a nominations for a slew of women who are quite overdue -- Jessica Chastain, Laura Dern, Patricia Arquette, Keira Knightley, Naomi Watts and Kristin Scott Thomas, among others. All aim to finally take home the prize.

Check out our predictions in other categories here.

Best Bets From What We've Seen (Though Things Sure Are Uncompetitive So Far and They Could Easily Fall Out):
1. Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
2. Laura Dern, "Wild"
3. Emma Stone, "Birdman"
4. Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"

Strong Contenders (At Least On Paper):
5. Emily Blunt, "Into The Woods" 
6. Catherine Waterson, "Inherent Vice"
7. Jessica Chastain, "Interstellar"
8. Carmen Ejogo, "Selma"
9. Anne Hathaway, "Interstellar"
10. Anna Kendrick, "Into The Woods"

Dark Horses From What We've Seen:
11. Kristen Stewart, "Still Alice"
12. Laura Dern, "The Fault In Our Stars"
13. Rene Russo, "Nightcrawler"
14. Shohreh Aghdashloo, "Rosewater"
15. Vanessa Redgrave, "Foxcatcher"
16. Naomi Watts, "Birdman"
17. Robin Wright, "A Most Wanted Man"
18. Dorothy Atkinson, "Mr. Turner"
19. Rose Byrne, "Neighbors"
20. Jennifer Garner, "Men, Women & Children"

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season, Oscars 2015