Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

Potential 2020 Oscar Nomination Stats: SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Each year of Oscar nominations brings with it the possibility of breaking records, making history, extending history, moving people around in all-time rankings or just some fun statistics to carry us through. In this four-part series, I’ll detail some possible stats that could arise with the 2020 Oscar nominations in all four acting categories. Previously: Best ActorBest Actress and Supporting Actor. Next up, Supporting Actress.

If Kathy Bates is nominated:

-She’ll be the first actress nominated with just a Golden Globe in this category.


If Annette Bening is nominated:

-She’ll be the first actress nominated here with just a Golden Globe in this category (so far).

-With 5 Oscar nominations, she’ll be the current living third most nominated actress without a win after Glenn Close (7) and Amy Adams (6).


If Cho Yeo-jeong is nominated:

-She’ll be the third actress nominated in this category for a full foreign language performance after 1973’s Valentina Cortese and 2018’s Marina de Tavira.

-She’ll be the first actress nominated for a full no Western World / European language (Korean).


If Penélope Cruz is nominated:

-She’ll be the 5th actress nominated twice for a full foreign language performance after Sophia Loren, Liv Ullmann, Isabelle Adjani and Marion Cotillard.

-She’ll be the first actress nominated for two full Spanish language roles.

-She’ll be the most nominated Spanish performer at 4.


If Laura Dern is nominated:

-She’ll tie her mother Diane Ladd with 3 Oscar nominations.


If Scarlett Johansson is nominated:

-She’ll be the second Danish citizen (key word: citizen) to be nominated after Viggo Mortensen.

-She’ll be the seventh main Avenger to get an Oscar nom after Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Brie Larson.

-We’ll have all the 1980 decade with female acting nominees in every year (Johansson was born in 1984). The current list is: 1980 – Michelle Williams; 1981 – Catalina Sandino Moreno, Natalie Portman, Rinko Kikuchi, Jennifer Hudson; 1982 – Anna Paquin, Anne Hathaway, Ruth Negga; 1983 – Gabourey Sidibe, Lupita Nyong’o, Felicity Jones; 1985 – Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Anna Kendrick, Rooney Mara; 1986 – Lady Gaga; 1987 – Ellen Page; 1988 – Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander; 1989 – Brie Larson.


If Nicole Kidman is nominated:

-She’ll break her own record as the second most nominated Australian performer after Cate Blanchett.


If Jennifer Lopez is nominated:

-She’ll be the third Hispanic actress nominated in this category after Susan Kohner and Rosie Perez

-She’ll be the 4th American Latina citizen after Susan Kohner, Rita Moreno and Rosie Perez.


If Park So-dam is nominated:

-She’ll be the third actress nominated in this category for a full non-English language performance after 1973’s Valentina Cortese and 2018’s Marina de Tavira.

-She’ll be the first actress nominated for a full no Western World / European language (Korean).


If Florence Pugh is nominated:

-She’ll be the first British performer born from Oxford.


If Margot Robbie is nominated:

-She’ll be the third Australian actress nominated twice here after Judy Davis and Jacki Weaver.

-For a Tarantino’s film, she’ll be the second female actor nominated after 1994’s Uma Thurman.


If Zhao Shuzhen is nominated:

-She’ll be the third actress nominated in this category for a full non-English language performance after 1973’s Valentina Cortese and 2018’s Marina de Tavira.

-She’ll be the first actress nominated for a full no Western World / European language (Mandarin Chinese).

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