Before the 87th Academy Awards 2015 nominees are announced, the expected list of contenders is already out. We have already did Oscar 2015 predictions for the Best Actor and Best Actress categories respectively. Now, it is time to gear up for the Best Supporting Actress category.
Although they play a secondary role, their characters have a major impact in the story. There are some of the best movies of 2014 till now where we got to see some amazing work done by the supporting stars.
For example, Keira Knightley is creating a lot of Oscar buzz for this category after her performance in The Imitation Game won the critics. Keira has played Joan Clarke in the much anticipated movie which is a biopic based on Alan Turing, the World War II code breaker. While co-star Benedict Cumberbatch is garnering Oscar buzz for Best Actor, Keira with her role as Joan is also getting lots of accolades.
On the other side, we have Kristen Stewart who might contend for the Best Supporting Actress category at the upcoming Oscar 2015. Kristen plays Julianne Moore's daughter Lydia Howland in the much talked about movie, Still Alice. Julianne too might get nominated for the Best Actress at the 87th Academy Awards.
Thus, here is a look at the probable Best Supporting Actress category contenders at Oscars 2015.
Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game
The actress has played Joan Clarke in the much anticipated movie which is a biopic based on Alan Turing, the World War II code breaker.
Kristen Stewart for Still Alice
While Julianne Moore is garnering Oscar buzz for Best Actor, her on-screen daughter (Kristen Stewart as Lydia) in Still Alice, is also in the race for Best Supporting Actress category.
Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year or Interstellar
She has played important roles in both the movies, and won accolades for her performance as well. Jessica might just land a nomination for either of the movie.
Rene Russo for Nightcrawler
Rene with her breathtaking performance as the morning news director is creating Oscar buzz for the Best Supporting Actress category.
Emma Stone for Birdman
Emma too is creating a lot of buzz for her role in the Birdman.
Sienna Miller for American Sniper
She plays the wife of Bradley Cooper (who plays U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle) in the biopic.
Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
Boyhood is creating a lot of Oscar buzz for certain categories. Even Patricia might be considered for this category.
The list would be incomplete without Oscar favourite, Meryl Streep. She is back and this time as the Witch in Disney's Into The Woods.