Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Allison Tanney – I, Tonya
Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water
Who I’m Cheering For: You know how a part of you always remembers someone from the first time you saw them? Octavia Spencer will always be ‘Lady in Alley’ from S.W.A.T (the movie) to me. Silly I know, but it’s an ‘actor paying their dues, moving up the ranks’ thing. I know this isn’t her year though.
Who Should Win: One of the two ‘difficult mother’ characters; their movies fall apart without them. I think Allison has more goodwill at this moment.
Who Will Win: Allison Tanney. Fine by me.