A photo of Mackenzie Foy in Interstellar (via Collider)
Role: Murph, the daughter of Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) – who’s gone into space with a group of explorers to find a way to save humanity
Why? Could be a breakthrough nomination if Foy turns in a good performance (for what it’s worth, she cries a lot in the trailers) and Interstellar becomes an Oscar favorite. If you don’t care about potential spoilers, head over to the IMDb page and look at the cast list. HIGHLIGHT THE REST OF THE PARAGRAPH TO REVEAL Could this be like Atonement (2007), in which three actresses played the same role in different seasons of life and the youngest of the three surprised and became the Oscar contender?
Why not? Chastain is the only Interstellar actor with any hype at the moment.
Ranking: No. 9 as of Oct. 19, 2014
More on the competition:
Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2014
See also (pages coming soon):
Best Picture 2014: Interstellar (more)
Best Director 2014: Christopher Nolan for Interstellar (more)
Best Actress 2014: Anne Hathaway for Interstellar (more)
Best Actor 2014: Matthew McConaughey for Interstellar (more)
Best Supporting Actress 2014: Ellen Burstyn for Interstellar (more)
Best Supporting Actress 2014: Jessica Chastain for Interstellar (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Michael Caine for Interstellar (more)
Best Original Screenplay 2014: Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan for Interstellar (more)