Your Guide to the 89th Oscars: Best Supporting Actress

Folks, it’s that time of year again. The greatest and most sacred of annual events is upon us, the ultimate expression of ostentatious refinement. More hyperbole.

THE OSCARS. 

The Oscar nominations for 2016 films have been released, and there is a whole lot of good, a little bad, and La La Land, to no one’s surprise. But who has time to sort through it all?! You’re busy, you don’t have time to form opinions on films you haven’t even seen!  Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here.

So please enjoy Part 5 of the One Ticket Please Official Guide to the 89th Oscars: Best Supporting Actress. Reviews linked in red, with more to come!

Viola Davis, Fences

Do they deserve to win: Yes. She is equally responsible for Fences being great. Her interactions with Denzel convince you that they really have been married for decades. She’s the heart of the film, the audiences respite from the terror of Denzel. And she deserves this win.

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Do they deserve to win: Yes. She flips between abusive and loving, daring the audience to feel sympathy and anger at any given moment. Harris deserves this win.

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Do they deserve to win: Couldn’t tell you, haven’t seen it yet. But soon!

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Do they deserve to win: No, but for all good reasons. She shows the same dramatic depth layered with a quiet humor that she broke onto the scene with back in 2011. But Spencer is just one piece of the perfect 3-cog cast that makes up Hidden Figures, and while she absolutely deserves the nomination and I would understand the win, when going up against performances like Harris’ and Davis’ a best-ensemble award feels more appropriate.

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Do they deserve to win: Couldn’t tell you, haven’t seen it yet. But soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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