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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire October 14, 2014 at 10:15AM

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 unfortunately continues a trend in the female gender this year with considerably fewer contenders than best supporting actor. Patricia Arquette ("Boyhood"), Laura Dern ("Wild"), Keira Knightley ("The Imitation Game"), Emma Stone ("Birdman"), Kristen Stewart ("Still Alice") and Rene Russo ("Nightcrawler") are among the possibilities from what we've seen, and interestingly none of them -- and only two of the 20 possibilities we list below (Jessica Lange and Vanessa Redgrave) are former winners.

Check out our predictions in other categories here.

Best Bets From What We've Seen:
1. Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
2. Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"
3. Emma Stone, "Birdman"
4. Laura Dern, "Wild"

Very Strong Contenders On Paper:
5. Meryl Streep, "Into The Woods" 
6. Carmen Ejogo, "Selma"
7. Jessica Chastain, "Interstellar"

Could Definitely Move Up:
8. Kristen Stewart, "Still Alice""
9. Julianne Moore, "Maps To The Stars"
10. Carrie Coon, "Gone Girl"
11. Rene Russo, "Nightcrawler"

We Haven't Seen Them Yet, But Could Be In This Too:
12. Jessica Lange, "The Gambler"
13. Sienna Miller, "American Sniper"
14. Oprah Winfrey, "Selma"
15. Anna Kendrick, "Into The Woods"

Darker Horses From What We've Seen:
16. Dorothy Atkinson, "Mr. Turner"
17. Vanessa Redgrave, "Foxcatcher"
18. Katherine Waterson, "Inherent Vice"
19. Laura Dern, "The Fault In Our Stars"
20. Tilda Swinton, "Snowpiercer"

READ MORE: Patricia Arquette on Why She Needed to Make 'Boyhood' and Why It Was So Weird to Finally Watch It

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

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