Predicting Oscar winners for the next year, and that too this early on, right as we bid farewell to the last season that turned to be an overall disappointing affair for me, might seem like a bit of indulgent, futile practice. However, this year’s results, as unexpected as they were with ‘Roma’ having to contend only with Best Foreign Film, and ‘Green Book’ picking up the golden statuette is testament enough to the fact that even the most calculated predictions and intelligible guesses can prove to take a U-turn when it comes to the final wins at Oscars and its jury. I am guessing that is what makes the entire process endearing, and therefore makes credible sense starting this early on.
In any case, this list is predictive by its innate nature. This is in no way even an exhaustive list of nominees for the Best Supporting Actress Category, the title going home to the very well deserved Regina King for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ this year, since we are in no way soothsayers. What this might be construed as, however, is a certain list of incredible performances to look out for in the coming year, and given their past films, the hype and subject matter with respect to the current film they star in, and the remainder of the cast assembled, these are but intelligible assumptions. If you are a cinephile and have enjoyed the performances of any of the actors below, you surely have reason to rejoice for their slate of upcoming films looks truly incredible. Read on.. here’s the list of best supporting actress contenders for Oscars 2020.
8. Melissa Rauch, ‘The Laundromat’
One of the most anticipated films of the year for me at least, ‘The Laundromat’ sheds light on the controversial Panama papers and the links uncovered to money laundering and tax evasion in the wake of their leak, including powerful personalities, the likes of ministers and Hollywood superstars. On the surface, the journalistic and investigative nature of the film is giving me a lot of ‘Spotlight’ vibes, and if that is any indication, ‘The Laundromat’ may be headed for a lot of awards next season, along with its explosive star cast including Gary Oldman and Meryl Streep. Among these two giants and a predicted hoard of other nominations strictly on the basis of its subject matter and star cast, Rauch may as well be headed for a nomination, cementing her transition from television to the big screen.
7. Nicole Kidman, ‘The Goldfinch’