Oscar 2021: Best Supporting Actress–Predictions

I have been predicting the Oscars ever since the publication of my book, And the Winner Is: The History and Politics of the Academy Award, back in 1986.

In 2000, there was a major revision of the text, which includes analysis of trends and stats, and we changed its title to Oscar Fever: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards.


The book, now titled All About Oscar: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards, is now in its 11th edition.


All categories enlist actors in alphabetical order


Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

Olivia Colman (The Father)

Olivia Cooke (Sound of Metal)

Saoirse Ronan (Ammonite)

Amanda Seyfried (Mank)

Yuh-jung Youn (Minari)


Strong Contenders

Candice Bergen (Let Them All Talk)

Ellen Burstyn (Pieces of a Woman)

Jodie Foster (The Mauritanian)

Talia Ryder (Never Rarely Sometimes Always)


Also in the Run:

Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)

Vanessa Kirby (The World to Come)

Natasha Lyonne (The United States vs. Billie Holiday) (Not seen yet)

Helena Zengel (News of the World)