You really can’t go wrong with any style of 13.5 inch statuette of a naked gold humanoid with a sword, but people in the film industry tend to be charmed the most by the one that’s handed out at the Academy Awards. On February 28, a collection of five talented contenders will square off in the Best Supporting Actress category for that particular prize and we’ve got a handy 90 second video crash course on this year’s crop of nominees nestled above for your infotainment needs.
Who’s in the running to end CSI: Cyber star Patricia Arquette’s run as the reigning Best Supporting Actress champ? Glad you asked! (Or played along!) There’s Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight, Rooney Mara for Carol, Rachel McAdams for Spotlight, Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl and Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs. Feel free to spare a moment to think about how someone was probably OUTRAGED that Debi Mazar was snubbed for Entourage.
That’s a pretty impressive (if a tad #OscarsSoWhite) quintet of acting talents, so we can understand if you’re unsure what way The Academy might go when handing out the hardware. At the moment, Alicia Vikander appears to be the oddsmaker’s darling. According to Sky Bet‘s current category odds, Vikander is heavily favored at 4/9 odds. Winslet is considered the next most likely candidate at 3/1 and McAdams is pegged as the biggest longshot at 100/1. Vikander’s status as favorite is also backed up away from the bookies. Gold Derby currently has 23 of their 26 experts agreeing with those odds with the three remaining experts saying Winslet’s getting the award.
You can see if your pick wins the prize when the 88th Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock airs on February 28 on ABC.