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2019 Oscars: Best Supporting Actress Predictions

We take an early look at Oscar predictions.

The Favourite

“The Favourite”

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Oscar perennial Meryl Streep’s out of the Best Actress contention this year; she pops up briefly in sequels “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (a cameo) and “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Other Oscar favorites do 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 Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in period dramedy “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.”

New Zealand newcomer Thomasin McKenzie breaks out opposite Ben Foster as her father in Debra Granik’s well-reviewed summer release “Leave No Trace” (Bleecker Street).

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.


Thomasin McKenzie (“Leave No Trace”)
Lupita Nyong’o (“Black Panther”)


Amy Adams (“Backseat”)
Nicole Kidman (“Boy Erased”)
Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Margot Robbie (“Mary, Queen of Scots”)
Amy Ryan (“Beautiful Boy”)
Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)
Meryl Streep (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)

Long Shots

Kathy Bates (“On the Basis of Sex”)

Cynthia Erivo (“Widows”)
Vera Farmiga (“The Front Runner”)
Tatiana Maslany (“Destroyer”)

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