What am I saying...back in April I decided to throw out a bizarre 5 of supporting actress nomination predictions...in a category that is much tougher to predict then the best actor category has been this year (the list for best actor I put together in May is not that far off from most people's current predictions)
But whoa is my April Supporting Actress list poor...
- Catherine Keener in Synecdoche, New York...nope, the film isn't even coming out until 2008. Her only chance would be if Into the Wild picked up major steam and picked her up with it.
- Samantha Morton in The Golden Age...probably not, especially when Cate Blanchett's role in The Golden Age is hardly a shoe-in. If Morton get's critical recognition this year it could easily be for the bio-pic Control, rather than this Elizabethan role. I'd love to see Morton get her third Oscar nomination.
- Mena Suvari in The Mysteries of Pittsburgh...it's November and still no release date, no buzz, and no distributor. Not looking pretty.
- Meryl Streep in Lions for Lambs...between the poor reception of Lions for Lambs and Rendition, Streep's 15th nomination looks like it may need to wait.
- Vanessa Redgrave in Atonement...this one might actually happen, although with a smaller part the recognition could easily be shifted to her co-stars and/or co-selfs.
So of all those April potentials, let's look at a new set of top 5 predictions for mid-November.My Supporting Actress Academy Award Predictions (November 13, 2007)
- Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
- Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
- Vanessa Redgrave, Atonement
- Ruby Dee, American Gangster
- Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Other possibilities: Samantha Morton, Control (or Golden Age); Kelly MacDonald, No Country For Old Men; Romola Garai, Atonement; Jennifer Jason Leigh, Margot at the Wedding; Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson's War.