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

30 December 2014

Best Supporting Actress 2014

My top choices in the order I would place them on my Academy ballot if I were allowed to vote. In other words, this is my top five, but I acknowledge that this list is already influenced by awards buzz, and the actresses who I think would theoretically benefit the most from my vote are at the top.

ZOE SALDANA, Blood Ties

SUZANNE CLÉMENT, Mommy


EILEEN ATKINS, Magic in the Moonlight

LAURA DERN, Wild

Also loved:
Hong Chau, Inherent Vice
Anamaria Marinca, Fury
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Viva la Libertà
Mélanie Thierry, The Zero Theorem
Uma Thurman, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice
Naomi Watts, Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Related:
My Best Supporting Actress Picks from past years (2004-2013)