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2019 Oscars: Best Supporting Actress Predictions

We take an early look at Oscar predictions.

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan in “The Seagull”

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Oscar perennial Meryl Streep may be out of the Best Actress contention this year, but she’s got two Supporting Actress possibilities with sequels “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”

Other Oscar favorites will turn up in supporting roles this year, from Lupita Nyong’o (“Black Panther”) and Kathy Bates as activist attorney Dorothy Kenyon in “On the Basis of Sex,” to Saoirse Ronan as the daughter of Annette Bening in a new film take on Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” Also going period is British actress Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in “The Favourite.” Amy Adams and Vera Farmiga play political wives Lynne Cheney (“Backseat”) and Lee Hart (“The Front Runner”) respectively, while Amy Ryan and Nicole Kidman are the mothers of troubled sons in “Beautiful Boy” and “Boy Erased.”

Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..L to R: Okoye (Danai Gurira), Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Ayo (Florence Kasumba)..Photo: Matt Kennedy..©Marvel Studios 2018

“Black Panther”

Remember, no film will be deemed a frontrunner until I have seen it.


Lupita Nyong’o (“Black Panther”)


Amy Adams (“Backseat”)
Kathy Bates (“On the Basis of Sex”)
Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)
Vera Farmiga (“The Front Runner”)
Nicole Kidman (“Boy Erased”)
Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Margot Robbie (“Mary, Queen of Scots”)
Amy Ryan (“Beautiful Boy”)
Meryl Streep (“Momma Mia!,” “Mary Poppins Returns”)

Long Shots

Cynthia Erivo (“Widows”)
Tatiana Maslany (“Destroyer”)
Saoirse Ronan (“The Seagull”)
Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)

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