Oscars 2022: Best Supporting Actor Predictions

Oscar winner JK Simmons is up against a field that’s been nominated for the first time, but don’t underestimate “The Power of the Dog.” (Constantly updated.)

Kodi Smit-McPhee in "The power of the dog"

Kodi Smit-McPhee in “The Power of the Dog”

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This year’s Supporting Actor field consisted of a veteran Oscar winner going up against a bunch of newcomers. That may or may not prove advantageous, as all of the first-time nominees are prominent players in the Best Picture nominees, while JK Simmons (“Whiplash”) stars in Aaron Sorkin’s delightful “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon), which received a PGA nomination but missed out on best picture. Apparently the Academy actors appreciated this surprising behind-the-scenes look during an intense week of TV show “I Love Lucy”. Simmons seemed born to play locksmith William Frawley, who, despite his penchant for drinking by day, delivered jokes opposite Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman nominated) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem nominated).

Finding Their First Oscar Acting Mention: Critics’ Choice and BAFTA Nominees Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons both received nominations for their roles in Jane Campion’s hit film.The power of the dog” (Netflix). Smit-McPhee plays Peter, a mysterious medical student who joins his mother Rose (candidate Kirsten Dunst) and her new husband George (Plemons) on a cattle ranch in Montana. far. Beyond his element of scope, Peter is happy for the couple’s newfound happiness, until George’s odd brother Phil (nominated as Benedict Cumberbatch), a bully , looking to sabotage his new family every now and then.

Also a first-time lead at the Oscars panel was, surprisingly, Belfast-born stage veteran Ciaran Hinds, who shared the screen with Dame Judi Dench as the doting grandparents to young Buddy (Jude Hill) on Kenneth Branagh’s festive hit, ’60s anniversary’ Belfast” (Focus). Hinds and Dench makes us laugh and care and cry in Branagh’s moving testimony about family and loss.

CODA, Troy Kotsur, 2021. © Apple TV+ / Courtesy Everett Collection

Troy Kotsur in “CODA”

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And the star Theater of the Deaf Troy Kotsur also poignantly and humorously opposite Marlee Matlin (“Children of a Lesser God”), the Oscar-winning (“Children of a Lesser God”) who is the parent of a budding singer (Emilia Jones). in the Sundance Award-winning series “CODA” (Apple TV+). Kotsur marks the first Oscar nomination for a deaf male.

The nominees are listed, in order of their likelihood of winning, below.

Opponent

Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”)
Troy Kotsur (“CODA”)
Ciaran Hinds (“Belfast”)
Jesse Plemons (“The Power of the Dog”)
JK Simmons (“Being Rich”)

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