Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2017

Most recent update: Mar. 6, 2017

Just for fun, of course. A strong ensemble carries Dunkirk, but I wonder if Kenneth Branagh is the standout – or at least perceived as its MVP; he’s also got Murder on the Orient Express this year. If The Leisure Seeker hits, maybe Christian McKay comes along for the ride?

Predictions

My official predictions include only performances in films set for U.S. distribution in 2016. The process of guessing who will and will not make the cut always seems to be collaborative, so feel free to leave a comment – here or on Twitter – that addresses any relevant information or contenders you feel should be included.

Nominees

  1. Kenneth Branagh for Dunkirk (more)

  2. Mark Rylance for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara (more)

  3. Ed Harris for Mother (more)

  4. Armie Hammer for Call Me by Your Name (more)

  5. Rob Morgan for Mudbound (more)

Next in Line?

  1. Woody Harrelson for The Glass Castle (more)
  2. Tom Hanks for The Circle (more)
  3. Joe Cole for Thank You for Your Service (more)
  4. Christian McKay for The Leisure Seeker (more)
  5. Cillian Murphy for Dunkirk (more)

Other Possibilities

  1. Tom Hardy for Dunkirk (more)
  2. Scott Haze for Thank You for Your Service (more)
  3. Mark Rylance for Dunkirk (more)
  4. John Hurt for Darkest Hour (more)
  5. Richard Gere for The Dinner (more)
  6. Oakes Fegley for Wonderstruck (more)
  7. Adam Sandler for Yeh Din Ka Kissa (more)
  8. Ben Stiller for Yeh Din Ka Kissa (more)
  9. Dustin Hoffman for Yeh Din Ka Kissa (more)
  10. Eddie Izzard for Victoria and Abdul (more)
  11. Michael Peña for Murder on the Orient Express (more)
  12. Josh Gad for Murder on the Orient Express (more)
  13. Oscar Isaac for Annihilation (more)
  14. Justin Timberlake for Untitled Woody Allen Film (more)
  15. Colin Farrell for The Beguiled (more)

Long Shots

  1. Ben Mendelsohn for Darkest Hour (more)
  2. Johnny Depp for Murder on the Orient Express (more)
  3. Jake Gyllenhaal for Okja (more)
  4. Paul Dano for Okja (more)
  5. Giancarlo Esposito for Okja (more)
  6. Daniel Brühl for God Particle (more)
  7. Chris O’Dowd for God Particle (more)
  8. Christopher Abbott for It Comes at Night (more)
  9. Luke Evans for Beauty and the Beast (more)
  10. Craig Robinson for Table 19 (more)
  11. Stephen Merchant for Table 19 (more)
  12. Tony Revolori for Table 19 (more)
  13. Armie Hammer for Hotel Mumbai (more)
  14. Christoph Waltz for Tulip Fever (more)
  15. Eric Bana for The Forgiven (more)
  16. Jacob Tremblay for The Book of Henry (more)
  17. Emory Cohen for War Machine (more)
  18. Ben Kingsley for War Machine (more)

Retired/Removed

In Limbo

The following films fall into one or more of the following categories: They might not hit theaters this year due to distributors’ schedules, they might not be complete in time, or the films might lack stateside distribution altogether.Of course, as anyone who follows this mess knows, things can change at a moment’s notice.

Of course, as anyone who follows this mess knows, things can change at a moment’s notice.

  • John Boyega for Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Film (more)
  • Jason Mitchell for Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Film (more)
  • Anthony Mackie for Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Film (more)
  • Jacob Latimore for Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Film (more)
  • John Krasinski for Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Film (more)
  • Jack Reynor for Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Film (more)
  • Will Poulter for Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Film (more)

A photo of Patricia Arquette in Boyhood (via Collider).

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