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

01 January 2016

Best Supporting Actress 2015

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 whom I think would theoretically benefit the most from my vote are at the top.

NINA KUNZENDORF, Phoenix

RACHEL WEISZ, Youth

KRISTEN STEWART, Clouds of Sils Maria

KATE WINSLET, Steve Jobs

ROONEY MARA, Carol

Also loved:
Joan Allen, Room
Helena Bonham Carter, Suffragette
Adepero Oduye, The Big Short
Katherine Waterston, Steve Jobs

Related:
My Best Supporting Actress Picks from past years (2004-2014)