Oscars Predictions: Best Supporting Actress – Latinas Could Rule the Academy This Year

Lily Rabe
Best International Feature
Best Live-Action Short
STARRING: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O'Brien, Emory Cohen
STARRING: Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon, Polly Draper, Danny Deferrari, Fred Melamed, Dianna Agron
Best Original Song
SYNOPSIS: A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.
"Blue Bayou" (Focus Features)

DIRECTOR: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
SYNOPSIS: As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
SYNOPSIS: A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.
Caitriona Balfe
Best Actor
Zazie Beetz
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Best Director
STARRING: Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun, Ari'el Stachel, Colman Domingo
SYNOPSIS: An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
Best Animated Feature

Best Cinematography
"Nine Days" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Best Documentary Short
Jordan, Chanté Adams STARRING: Michael B.

SYNOPSIS: As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
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STARRING: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman, Jaboukie Young-White
STARRING: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Jimmy Smits
STARRING: Judi Dench, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Jude Hill
SYNOPSIS: During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.
STARRING: Bradley Cooper, Cooper Hoffman, Alana Haim, Skyler Gisondo, Benny Safdie

DIRECTOR: Rebecca Hall
Best Adapted Screenplay

SYNOPSIS: Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
"Passing" (Netflix)†
Julianne Nicholson
Alicia Vikander
SYNOPSIS: Set in 1970s San Fernando Valley, the film follows a high school student, who is also a successful child actor.
"Dune" (Warner Bros)
DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott
DIRECTOR: Fran Kranz
SYNOPSIS: Aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways.
Claire Foy
"Shiva Baby" (Utopia)

Chanté Adams
SYNOPSIS: King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.
Olga Merediz
SYNOPSIS: English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings.

SYNOPSIS: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
"King Richard" (Warner Bros)
"CODA" (Apple TV Plus)
Best Costume Design
Gaby Hoffman

STARRING: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, Ronny Chieng
Best Documentary Feature
Toni Collette
DIRECTOR: Craig Gillespie
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Linh Dan Pham
SYNOPSIS: An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
STARRING: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson
Ann Dowd
"Mothering Sunday" (Sony Pictures Classics)†/††
DIRECTOR: Will Sharpe
DIRECTOR: Emma Seligman
STARRING: Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant, Marlee Matlin, John Fiore, Eugenio Derbez, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Amy Forsyth, Kevin Chapman
"Don't Look Up" (Netflix)†
STARRING: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Sharon Rooney
Emma Thompson
SYNOPSIS: A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.
DIRECTOR: Stephen Chobsky
DIRECTOR: Eva Husson
DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg
"C'mon C'mon" (A24)
STARRING: Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong
Jodie Comer
Naomie Harris
Michelle Yeoh
SYNOPSIS: An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Olivia Colman
Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars and Emmys ceremonies from film awards editor Clayton Davis. The eligibility calendar and dates of awards will determine how long each phase lasts and is subject to change. Following history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Oscar and Emmy predictions are updated regularly with the current year's list of contenders in all categories. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season.
SYNOPSIS: The story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth.

UPDATED: July 22, 2021
Leslie Grace
STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Rob Morgan, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Himesh Patel, Matthew Perry, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Chris Evans, Mark Rylance, Michael Chiklis
"West Side Story" (20th Century Studios)
Best Original Screenplay
AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: To be announced.
DIRECTOR: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Best Animated Short
DIRECTOR: Jeymes Samuel

DIRECTOR: Adam McKay
Best Film Editing
Aunjanue Ellis

STARRING: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck
"The Harder They Fall" (Netflix)††
Ariana DeBose
"Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)†
"The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" (Amazon Studios)
DIRECTOR: Mike Mills
The most nominated films in Academy history are “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land” at 14. The most awarded films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at 11 statuettes. The oldest winner ever is Peggy Ashcroft (“A Passage to India”) at 77, while the oldest nominee is Gloria Stuart (“Titanic”) at 87. Thelma Ritter has the most nominations at six, while Amy Adams is second with five. “La La Land” is the only film of the three to have lost best picture. Only two women have won this category, Dianne Wiest and Shelly Winters. The biggest Oscar “losers,” meaning most nominated and walk away with zero awards, are 1977’s “The Turning Point” and 1985’s “The Color Purple” at 11 each. Tatum O’Neal (“Paper Moon”) is both the youngest nominee and winner in history at 10. The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry.
AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Best Supporting Actress)
STARRING: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, Dylan McDermott
"Spencer" (Neon)†
DIRECTOR: Justin Chon
Polly Draper
DIRECTOR: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Riley Keough

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

"Zola" (A24)

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" (Marvel Studios)
Best Actress
SYNOPSIS: The story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth.
DIRECTOR: Denzel Washington
"Blue Bayou" (Focus Features)††
STARRING: Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Colton Ryan, Danny Pino, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams
Salma Hayek
"The Eyes of Tammy Faye" (Searchlight Pictures)
STARRING: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, Sean Harris, Jack Farthing
SYNOPSIS: When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western.
"A Journal for Jordan" (Sony Pictures)
Chu DIRECTOR: Jon M.

"Don't Look Up" (Netflix)†
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STARRING: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, Christopher Lloyd, Sondra James, Max Martini, Michael Braun, Matthew Delamater, Max Casella, Rhenzy Feliz, Ivan Leung, Briana Middleton, Daniel Ranieri
DIRECTOR: Jon M. Chu
SYNOPSIS: The story of how Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, plotted to kill her husband, the grandson of renowned fashion designer Guccio Gucci.
Rebecca Ferguson
STARRING: Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, David Strathairn, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, Holt McCallany, Clifton Collins Jr, Richard Jenkins, Tim Blake Nelson
Best Sound
SYNOPSIS: An artist embarks on a a cross-country trip with his young nephew.
2022 Academy Awards Predictions
SYNOPSIS: At a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student runs into her sugar daddy.
STARRING: Andrew Garfield, Bradley Whitford, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, Judith Light, Joanna Adler, Noah Robbins, Robin de Jesus, Joshua Henry
Cate Blanchett
"The Tender Bar" (Amazon Studios)††
"Belfast" (Focus Features)††

SYNOPSIS: A young boy and his working class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.
SYNOPSIS: 1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, before he is killed in action in Baghdad, authors a journal for his son intended to tell him how to live a decent life despite growing up without a father.
"In the Heights" (Warner Bros)
STARRING: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mark Strong

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DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott
DIRECTOR: Pablo Larraín
STARRING: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Glenn Close, Awkwafina, Adam Beach


Best Supporting Actress
"The Last Duel" (20th Century Studios)††
SYNOPSIS: A maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.
STARRING: Odessa Young, Josh O'Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Sope Dirisu, Glenda Jackson
Anna Paquin
"American Underdog" (Lionsgate)
STARRING: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Ana Isabelle, Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James, Rita Moreno
SYNOPSIS: A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.
Nina Arianda

DIRECTOR: Janicza Bravo
DIRECTOR: Denis Villeneuve
"Mass" (Bleecker Street)
Since 1927, nominees and winners are selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 17 branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.
Best Supporting Actor

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STARRING: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Alexander Skarsgård, Bill Camp
Ruth Negga
Best Production Design

Amy Adams
"Nightmare Alley" (Searchlight Pictures)
"Mass" (Bleecker Street)
STARRING: Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Lakeith Stanfield, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Zazie Beetz, RJ Cyler
DIRECTOR: Paul Thomas Anderson
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"The Power of the Dog (Netflix)


SYNOPSIS: Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed weaponry based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization.
Best Visual Effects
Best Original Score

DIRECTOR: George Clooney

Vanessa Hudgens
"In the Heights" (Warner Bros)
SYNOPSIS: A boy growing up on Long Island seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle's bar.
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Sally Hawkins


DIRECTOR: Andrew Dominik
Kirsten Dunst
STARRING: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Thomasin McKenzie, Kodi Smit-McPhee
STARRING: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O'Brien, Emory Cohen
DIRECTOR: Sian Heder
STARRING: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Jimmy Smits
SYNOPSIS: When a loving husband and father is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he's presented with a controversial alternative solution to replace himself with a carbon copy clone.

†† = could be campaigned in the lead or supporting categories / original or adapted screenplay categories
STARRING: Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd, Reed Birney
DIRECTOR: Edson Oda
DIRECTOR: Adam McKay
STARRING: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem
DIRECTOR: Kenneth Branagh
Revisit the prediction archive of the 2021 season THE ARCHIVE
"Nightmare Alley" (Searchlight Pictures)
SYNOPSIS: A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.
"Cruella" (Disney Plus)
Marlee Matlin
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STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Rob Morgan, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Himesh Patel, Matthew Perry, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Chris Evans, Mark Rylance, Michael Chiklis
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SYNOPSIS: Follows Lucy and Desi as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.
STARRING: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, Jack Huston, Jeremy Irons
SYNOPSIS: Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.
Simmons, Nina Arianda, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy, Clark Gregg, Tony Hale STARRING: Javier Bardem, Nicole Kidman, J.K.
DIRECTOR: Cate Shortland
STARRING: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz
DIRECTOR: Fran Kranz
DIRECTOR: Benjamin Cleary
AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
Florence Pugh
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Cate Blanchett
SYNOPSIS: "Passing" follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities.
SYNOPSIS: The story of NFL MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback, Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to becoming an American Football star.
Alana Haim
DIRECTOR: Destin Daniel Cretton
"Tick, Tick…Boom!" (Netflix)

DIRECTOR: Justin Chon
"Dear Evan Hansen" (Universal Pictures)
DIRECTOR: Michael Showalter
"Blonde" (Netflix)†
"Being the Ricardos" (Amazon Studios)
"House of Gucci" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
To see all the latest predictions, of all the categories, in one place, visit THE OSCARS COLLECTIVE
Best Picture
Martha Plimpton
Cherry Jones
STARRING: Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, Ser'Darius Blain, Adam Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Dennis Quaid
STARRING: Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd, Reed Birney

"Swan Song" (Apple TV Plus)

SYNOPSIS: Aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways.
SYNOPSIS: A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.
"Black Widow" (Marvel Studios)
SYNOPSIS: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
SYNOPSIS: A stripper named Zola embarks on a wild road trip to Florida.
DIRECTOR: Guillermo del Toro
STARRING: Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, David Strathairn, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, Holt McCallany, Clifton Collins Jr, Richard Jenkins, Tim Blake Nelson
Regina King
TOP-TIER AWARDS CONTENDERS:



DIRECTOR: Jane Campion
DIRECTOR: Aaron Sorkin
SYNOPSIS: An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

2021 Oscars predictions are here.
SYNOPSIS: A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.
SYNOPSIS: The story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia – which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break.
Meryl Streep
† = no release date scheduled / could be delayed / may not be eligible
DIRECTOR: Guillermo del Toro
STARRING: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio

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