Oscar Week Feature: Best Supporting Actress

3 Mar

Day three of Oscar week brings us to the Best Supporting Actress category.  Similar to the Best Supporting Actor race, I believe this race has already been won.

*Penélope Cruz – Nine
*Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
*Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart
*Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
*Mo’Nique – Precious


The Supporting Actress race is usually very competitive.  Sometimes, the winner is someone who only spent a miniscule part of time on the film.  This year’s race began competitively, with Anna Kendrick picking up a lot of the early award season prizes.  However, the biggest awards of the last couple of months have gone to Mo’Nique.

Cruz won this category last year and Nine didn’t do very well, so she can be eliminated.  Gyllenhaal was the surprise nominee in this category, but I don’t think that will help her cause.  Farmiga is probably content with her nomination, as she has no chance of winning.  Kendrick would be a long shot, but all of her momentum has dissipated.

This category 100% belongs to Mo’Nique.  Not only did she give a breathtaking performance, but she played a role completely outside of her usual abilities as an actress.

My Pick: Mo’Nique


2 Responses to “Oscar Week Feature: Best Supporting Actress”

  1. Carrie March 3, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more. I will be beyond shocked if she somehow doesn’t win.

  2. texperiment March 3, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    I must admit I still haven’t seen Up in the Air or Nine, but Mo’Nique’s performance in precious is incredibly brave – she really deserves recognition for such a great performance!

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