Best Supporting Actress 2014: Emma Stone for Birdman

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A photo of Emma Stone in Birdman (via Collider).

Oscar Present?
Role: The daughter of actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton)

Wins:

  • Boston Society of Film Critics (2014) – Best Supporting Actress

Nominations:

Festivals:

  • Venice Film Festival (2014) – Opening Film; World Premiere
  • New York Film Festival (2014) – Closing Film

Why? Birdman kicked off Venice to raves; Stone seems to be the standout as far as the film’s women are concerned. Oscar might love her in this dark comedy that, apparently, thrives on and expands her proven comedic abilities.

Why not? Some might feel that she hasn’t “paid her dues” in the industry as much as others in the mix – Keira Knightley and Patricia Arquette, for instance. Even though Birdman apparently works, Oscar voters might find it too hard a pill to swallow.

Ranking: No. 2 as of Nov. 25, 2014

More on the competition:
Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2014

See also (pages coming soon):
Best Picture 2014: Birdman (more)
Best Director 2014: Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman (more)
Best Actor 2014: Michael Keaton for Birdman (more)
Best Supporting Actress 2014: Naomi Watts for Birdman (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Zach Galifianakis for Birdman (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Edward Norton for Birdman (more)
Best Original Screenplay 2014: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo for Birdman (more)

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