I’m keeping track over on the Contender Tracker (work in progress) but I thought you might like to chew around supporting actor and actress for a spell.

Most of the films with the heat in these categories haven’t yet opened. How can that be, you might ask, if no one’s ever seen them. Well, you know how the internet works. Act now, explain later. But there are some that seem more likely that others.

Starting with Actor:

Most Likely so far:

Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Possible:

Nate Parker, Arbitrage
Guy Pierce, Lawless
Bill Nighy, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Most Likely Sight Unseen:

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
John Goodman, Flight
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Ian McKellen, The Hobbit
David Strathairn, Lincoln
Bryan Cranston, Argo
Russell Crowe, Les Miz
Ralph Fiennes, Great Expectations
Scoot McNairy, Killing Them Softly
Shia LaBoeuf,  Lawless
Sacha Baron Cohen, Les Miz

Actress

Most likely so far:

Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises
Jessica Chastain, Lawless
Susan Sarandon, Arbitrage

Best Bets Sight Unseen:

Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, Les Miz
Olivia Williams, Hyde Park on Hudson
Sally Field Lincoln
Kerry Washington, Django Unchained
Jessica Chastain or Jennifer Ehle, Zero Dark Thirty
Jessica Lange, Therese
Judi Dench or Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Bonham Carter, Great Expectations
Kristen Stewart, On the Road

Research help from AwardsCircuit’s page