Oscars 2022: Best Supporting Actress Predictions

Oscars 2022: Best Supporting Actress Predictions
This year’s Supporting Actress contenders offer a field of breakouts — and one established veteran. With her eighth Oscar nomination, Dame Judi Dench is seeking to follow up her first Oscar (“Shakespeare in Love”) with her second, for playing a grandmother who looks after her beloved husband (fellow nominee Ciaran Hinds) in Kenneth Branagh’s 1969 remembrance “Belfast” (Focus). This could give the lauded British actress the advantage against a field of first-time nominees.

Critics Choice and BAFTA nominee Aunjanue Ellis plays Brandi Williams, the nurturing mother of aspiring tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s sports drama “King Richard” (Warner Bros./HBO Max). The scene that clinched her nomination: Brandi challenges her overbearing husband Richard (Will Smith) in a kitchen standoff.

BAFTA nominee Jessie Buckley is a young academic mother (played as an older woman by Olivia Colman) in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Elena Ferrante adaptation “The Lost Daughter
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