A photo of Carmen Ejogo in Selma (via Collider).
Role: Coretta Scott King, who helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement with her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo)
- Independent Spirit Awards (2014) – Best Supporting Female
- AFI Fest (2014) – World Premiere
Why? Playing Coretta Scott King in a picture front-runner about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has already netted her some awards attention. Could be similar to Helena Bonham Carter’s nod for The King’s Speech (2011)?
Why not? The supporting actress race is already crowded.
Ranking: No. 6 as of Nov. 25, 2014
More on the competition:
Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2014
See also (pages coming soon):
Best Picture 2014: Selma (more)
Best Director 2014: Ava DuVernay for Selma (more)
Best Actor 2014: David Oyelowo for Selma (more)
Best Supporting Actress 2014: Oprah Winfrey for Selma (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Tim Roth for Selma (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Tom Wilkinson for Selma (more)
Best Original Screenplay 2014: Ava DuVernay and Paul Webb for Selma (more)