Variety reports that the competition for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscar Awards is getting fierce. One of the current frontrunners for the prize is Da'Vine Joy Randolph, who won the Golden Globe for her part in "The Holdovers"
The best supporting actress category is a "messy" affair because over a dozen exceptional performers compete for the title. Nobody else is "certain" of a slot' save Da'Vine Joy Randolph.
Emily Blunt, who played the lead in "Oppenheimer," is likewise a formidable nominee, but her nomination is far from guaranteed.
Films that receive several nominations are generally the result of the fact that many Academy members do not view many films. It happens rather often for these lone actors to make up the bulk of an acting cast; the last time this happened was in 2007 for actors and in 2014 for actresses.
On the other hand, Norma Aleandro, Anne Ramsey, and Anne Sothern were all part of the 1987 cast as supporting actresses. This has not occurred since the best supporting actor category was established in 1938.
Other actresses who are expected to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress include Taraji P. Henson and Danielle Brooks from "The Color Purple," Jodie Foster from "Nyad," and Rachel McAdams from "Are You There God?" For "Saltburn," Rosamund Pike and "It is Me, Margaret" are cast members.
The rankings do not represent any particular candidate's popularity but rather the current state of the campaign. The competition is dynamic and can shift in response to news and rumours.