2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – May 2015
After a recent script review of 20th Century Fox‘s Joy it was revealed that Robert De Niro’s part in the film is the stuff of Oscar dreams. He holds a commanding lead on 1st place this month (although Kenneth might have something to say about that…) with The Revenant‘s Tom Hardy giving good chase, also from 20th Century Fox. He places 2nd, just as his co-star and the lead of The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio, does in the Best Actor race. Hardy should be able to ride a year of praise and diversity with his Mad Max redux coming out next week and his Kray Brothers biopic Legend later this year. Hopefully it’s enough to wash out the taste of Child 44 and the ongoing set battles from The Revenant. This week it was revealed (by Hardy himself) that reshoots would be needed in July and that it forced him to drop out of Suicide Squad, which is currently shooting.
Strong support for Idris Elba in Netflix‘s Beasts of No Nation from Cary Fukunaga (HBO‘s True Detective) and for Samuel L. Jackson to get a 2nd nomination, again for a Quentin Tarantino film, this time for The Weinstein Company‘s The Hateful Eight. The big jump this month though is Benicio del Toro in Sicario. We talked a bit about in on the most recent podcast and some of us think that between the script review and the film’s addition to the Cannes Film Festival In Competition line-up that we could be seeing the Oscar winner return to the red carpet festivities all the way to the Dolby.
For a complete chart of Best Supporting Actor contenders click here. For the rest of the Gold Rush Gang’s Oscar predictions click below.