Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2017

Most recent update: Mar. 6, 2017

Just for fun, of course. Michelle Pfeiffer looks ahead to one hell of a year that may include her first Oscar win. But can breakthroughs like Mary J. Blige and Allison Williams get in her way?


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.


  1. Michelle Pfeiffer for Mother (more)

  2. Julianne Moore for Wonderstruck (more)

  3. Mary J. Blige for Mudbound (more)

  4. Allison Williams for Get Out

  5. Melissa Leo for Novitiate (more)

Next in Line?

  1. Nicole Kidman for The Beguiled
  2. Elle Fanning for The Beguiled (more)
  3. Kirsten Dunst for The Beguiled (more)
  4. Catherine Keener for Get Out (more)
  5. Naomi Watts for The Glass Castle (more)

Other Possibilities

  1. Amy Schumer for Thank You for Your Service (more)
  2. Haley Bennett for Thank You for Your Service (more)
  3. Kristen Wiig for Downsizing (more)
  4. Kristin Scott Thomas for Darkest Hour (more)
  5. Karen Gillan for The Circle (more)
  6. Judi Dench for Murder on the Orient Express (more)
  7. Daisy Ridley for Murder on the Orient Express (more)
  8. Michelle Pfeiffer for Murder on the Orient Express (more)
  9. Juno Temple for Untitled Woody Allen Film (more)
  10. Penélope Cruz for Murder on the Orient Express (more)
  11. Laura Linney for The Dinner (more)
  12. Emma Thompson for Yeh Din Ka Kissa (more)
  13. Candice Bergen for Yeh Din Ka Kissa (more)
  14. Michelle Williams for Wonderstruck (more)
  15. Jennifer Jason Leigh for Annihilation (more)
  16. Tilda Swinton for Okja (more)

Long Shots

  1. Carrie Fisher for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (more)
  2. Tessa Thompson for Annihilation (more)
  3. Gina Rodriguez for Annihilation (more)
  4. Tilda Swinton for Suspiria (more)
  5. Lily Collins for Okja (more)
  6. Lily James for Darkest Hour (more)
  7. Lily James for Baby Driver (more)
  8. Judi Dench for Tulip Fever (more)
  9. Lisa Kudrow for Table 19 (more)
  10. June Squibb for Table 19 (more)
  11. Chloë Grace Moretz for Suspiria (more)
  12. Amanda Seyfried for The Last Words (more)


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.

  • Kaitlyn Dever for Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Film (more)
  • Hannah Murray for Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Film (more)
  • Julie Walters for Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (more)
  • Mackenzie Davis for Tully (more)
  • Nia Long for Roxanne Roxanne (more)
  • Abbie Cornish for When Hands Touch (more)
  • Abbie Cornish for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (more)
  • Toni Collette for Please Stand By (more)
  • Kathy Bates for Krystal (more)
  • Juno Temple for The Most Hated Woman in America (more)
  • Charlotte Rampling for Euphoria (more)
  • Charlotte Rampling for Submergence (more)
  • Saoirse Ronan for The Seagull (more)
  • Hilary Swank for 55 Steps (more)
  • Mary Steenburgen for Katie Says Goodbye (more)
  • Mary Steenburgen for What’s the Point (more)
  • Mireille Enos for Katie Says Goodbye (more)

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


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