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2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR (June) – Sam Elliott, Adam Driver up; J.K. Simmons, Mahershala Ali debut

Sam Elliott (right) is counting on Bradley Cooper (left) to decide his Oscar fate in A Star Is Born

Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) remains atop the Supporting Actor chart for another month with the drug addiction family drama Beautiful Boy and again with newly minted Supporting Actor Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) on his heels at #2 with Dick Cheney biopic Backseat starring as then-president George W. Bush.

After that there is a lot of movement and two new additions to the top 10.

Everything about A Star Is Born keeps getting stronger and Sam Elliott is no different. The never-nominated veteran moves up two spots to #6, inching closer to a possible nomination after more than 50 years in the business.

Two more performances from never-nominated actors are also moving up: Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me? moves up one to #3 and Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) lands in the top 5 for the first time this season.

This drops down Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk) to #5 but holding on, and Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) in Widows.

Joining the top 10 for the first time this season are two previous winners in this category: J.K. Simmons, who won for Whiplash, finds a place with The Front Runner and Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali could find himself with a second nomination, this time for the period piece Green Book.

Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) and Kyle Chandler (First Man) fall down to the Next Up section this month.

Here are my 2019 Oscar predictions in Best Supporting Actor for June 20th, 2018.

Green – moves up
Red – moves down
Blue – chart debut

1. Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
2. Sam Rockwell – Backseat
3. Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
4. Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
5. Stephan James – If Beale Street Could Talk
6. Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born
7. Daniel Kaluuya – Widows
8. J.K. Simmons – The Front Runner
9. Jeff Bridges – Bad Times at the El Royale
10. Mahershala Ali – Green Book

 

NEXT UP
Kyle Chandler – First Man
Armie Hammer – On the Basis of Sex
Oscar Isaac – At Eternity’s Gate
Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
Alex Wolff – Hereditary

 

OTHER CONTENDERS
Jon Bernthal – First Man
Steve Buscemi – Lean on Pete
Steve Carell – Backseat
Kyle Chandler – First Man
Russell Crowe – Boy Erased
Robert Duvall – Widows
Joel Edgerton – Boy Erased
Robert Forester – What They Had
Topher Grace – BlacKkKlansman
Jake Gyllenhaal – The Sisters Brothers
Lucas Hedges – Mid 90s
Tommy Lee Jones – Ad Astra
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns
Matthew McConaughey – White Boy Rick
Liam Neeson – Widows
Mark Ruffalo – Newsflash
Michael Shannon – What They Had
Alexander Skarsgård – The Hummingbird Project
Sebastian Stan – Destroyer
Corey Stoll – First Man
Donald Sutherland – Ad Astra
David Tennant – Mary Queen of Scots
Courtney B. Vance – Ben is Back
Dominic West – Colette

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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