Here are the nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals
Who Should Win: It’s been a good year for movies, which means the supporting categories could easily go 6 or 7 deep with worthy candidates. None of the five nominated feel out of place in my opinion. It’s a genuine personal taste choice.
Who I’m Cheering For: My akhi of course.
Who Will Win: Feels like this is the finishing touch for a career year for Mr. Ali.
Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Viola Davis – Fences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
Who Should Win: Same general feeling as with the guys, I could add a couple other great supporting roles that didn’t make the cut, and there’s one that’s really a lead but, it is what it is. By the definition of the award, Naomie was heartbreaking in her few scenes.
Who I’m Cheering For: We’re here now so I agree with the consensus that it seems off that Viola Davis doesn’t have an Oscar, so hopefully nothing really wild happens Sunday.
Who Will Win: Viola.