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

07 January 2014

Best Supporting Actress 2013

My top choices in the order I would place them on my Academy ballot if I were allowed to vote. These are my top five performances, and I am acknowledging that this list is already influenced by awards buzz, so the actresses who I think would need my votes the most are at the top.

SABRINA OUAZANI, Le Passé (The Past)

JOANNA SCANLAN, The Invisible Woman

JOANNA VANDERHAM, What Maisie Knew

OPRAH WINFREY, The Butler

LUPITA NYONG'O, 12 Years a Slave

Also loved:
Amy Adams, Her
Nathalie Baye, Laurence Anyways
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Margo Martindale, August: Osage County
Julianne Nicholson, August: Osage County
Adepero Oduye, 12 Years a Slave
Joyce Payne, Prince Avalanche 
Léa Seydoux, La Vie d'Adèle (Blue Is the Warmest Color)
Jacki Weaver, Stoker

Related:
My Best Supporting Actress Picks for 2012
My Best Supporting Actress Picks for 2011
My Best Supporting Actress Picks for 2010
My Best Supporting Actress Picks for 2009
My Best Supporting Actress Picks for 2008
My Best Supporting Actress Picks for 2007