2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress Update


I‘m still cleaning up around the edges after my early 2014 Oscar predictions and today’s update takes a look at the Best Supporting Actress category where I was shocked to find I didn’t even have Oprah Winfrey (The Butler) on the list. And along with Winfrey I’ve added five more new contenders bringing the total to 27 with a lot of movement all over the board.

In the top five, however, my #1 remains the same as I see Amy Adams getting her fifth Oscar nomination for David O. Russell‘s American Hustle and finally taking home the hardware.

Cameron Diaz (The Counselor) slips down a notch, Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) moves up a slot and Winfrey debuts at #5 for what would be her second Oscar nomination after her nomination in 1986 for Steven Spielberg‘s The Color Purple.

The biggest move on the board is Carey Mulligan moving from #20 up to #4 for her work in Joel and Ethan Coen‘s Inside Llewyn Davis. I’ve seen Llewyn Davis and Mulligan is fantastic in it and delivers a performance and a character people will be talking about afterward. In my review from Cannes I commented on her performance saying, “[S]he’s just as talented at spitting verbal hellfire in Davis’ vicinity as she is at well-timed moments of tenderness.” Read the full review here.

That said here’s my top five once again.

  1. Amy Adams (American Hustle)
  2. Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
  3. Cameron Diaz (The Counselor)
  4. Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  5. Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)

You can see the full Best Supporting Actress chart and five other new names, ranking all 27 contenders, right here. You will need to be a logged in member of RopeofSilicon to view any rankings beyond the top five, but registration is free so that shouldn’t be too much trouble.