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2024 Oscars Predictions:
Best Supporting Actor
Weekly Commentary (Updated Nov. 30, 2023): At the forefront of this week's buzz-boosters is breakout sensation Charles Melton, earning two supporting awards for his role in Netflix's "May December."
These victories significantly bolster Todd Haynes' black comedy's presence as it vies for original screenplay and best picture nominations. Interestingly, he might be able to help secure spots for his Oscar-winning co-stars Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, who are also amid very competitive races.
Melton's main competition is his other highly-regarded and frankly, better-known actors in his category which include Ryan Gosling ("Barbie"), Robert Downey Jr ("Oppenheimer"), Mark Ruffalo ("Poor Things") and Robert DeNiro ("Killers of the Flower Moon"). They have all either been nominated or won Oscars before.
There are also the ones on the bubble such as veterans Willem Dafoe ("Poor Things") and Holt McCallany ("The Iron Claw") and newer names on the circuit such as Glenn Howerton ("BlackBerry") and Dominic Sessa ("The Holdovers").
The submission deadline for general categories is Nov. 15, 2023. The preliminary shortlist for eight categories is from Dec. 14-18, with the results announcement dropping on Dec. 21. The Oscar nomination period will run from Jan. 11-16, 2024, with the official nominees named on Jan. 23.
The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10.
***The list below is not final and will be updated throughout the awards season.
** This official list is incomplete, with all release dates not yet confirmed and subject to change.
2022 category winner: Ke Huy Quan, "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24)
BEST PICTURE | DIRECTOR | BEST ACTOR | BEST ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE | PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND | VISUAL EFFECTS | ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | INTERNATIONAL FEATURE | ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT | LIVE ACTION SHORT
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