Oscar 2017: Michelle Williams forSupporting Actress in Manchester by the Sea

Michelle Williams is a strong contender for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in Kenny Lonergan’s highly acclaimed loss drama, Manchester by the Sea.

Williams also has a daughter in real life, but was portraying motherhood as far back as her Oscar-nominated turn in “Brokeback Mountain.”

She renders a strong performance with minimal screen time as the ex-wife of Casey Affleck, who is also dealing with  loss.