Best Supporting Actress 2014: Naomi Watts for Birdman

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Naomi Watts gives Michael Keaton the side-eye in Birdman (via Collider).

Oscar History: Two nominations
Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for 21 Grams (2003)
Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Impossible (2012)

Oscar Present?
Role: An actress in the Broadway play led by Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton)

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

Festivals:

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

Why? Watts scored her first nod under the helm of Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu. The film looks to be a massive player this season.

Why not? Emma Stone seems to be the standout as far as women are concerned. She might be better off campaigning her turn in St. Vincent.

Ranking: No. 9 as of Aug. 27, 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: Emma Stone 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)
Best Supporting Actress: Naomi Watts for St. Vincent (more)

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