The 2016 Oscar nominations have arrived! While the nominees start optimistically practicing their speeches, it’s time for the rest of us to make predictions. That’s right, it’s time to answer the big question: Who will win the 2016 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress? The 2016 Oscar nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role were released on January 14, so out of the nominees, who do you think should win? These five nominees were selected from the scores of amazing supporting actress roles this past year. While Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alicia Vikander, and Kate Winslet were all noteworthy in their own right, only one actress’s name can be in the envelope.
Best Supporting Actress is one of the more straightforward categories at this year’s Oscars. Kate Winslet’s role in Steve Jobs was practically designed to get her a nomination and may result in a win. While Carol may not have received a Best Picture nod, Rooney Mara could win the Oscar for her role in the acclaimed movie. Alicia Vikander, who also had a noteworthy supporting role in The Danish Girl, could also take the prize. As long as voters don’t count True Detective season two against her, Rachel McAdams (Spotlight) is a strong contender as well.
No category is without controversy. While many film fans may think Helen Mirren was snubbed for her performance in Trumbo, these are the remaining five actresses who now have the chance to take home the 2016 Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Vote up the actresses you believe had the best performances, and vote down anyone who you don't think has a chance of winning.