Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

12 January 2008

Best Supporting Actress

My top choices in the order I would place them on my Academy ballot if I were allowed to vote:


CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG, I'm Not There.


AMY MADIGAN, Gone Baby Gone


LESLIE MANN, Knocked Up


KELLY MACDONALD, No Country for Old Men


RUBY DEE, American Gangster


Runners-up in alphabetical order:
Jennifer Garner (Juno)
Catherine Keener (Into the Wild)
Helen McCrory (Becoming Jane)
Samantha Morton (Elizabeth: the Golden Age)
Brittany Robertson (Dan in Real Life)
Saoirse Ronan (Atonement)
Marisa Tomei (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)

And apologies to Samantha Morton, because although I thought she was rather badass in Elizabeth: the Golden Age, I have yet to see Control.

Related:
My Best Supporting Actress Picks for 2006
My Best Supporting Actress Picks for 2005
My Best Supporting Actress Picks for 2004