Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register now to see X-Men: First Class!
Empire & Sky Movies present coverage of the Academy Awards
Oscars 2014 Cheat Sheet: Best Supporting Actress
We explain why they will win, and why they might not

submit to reddit

As is traditional now that the Academy Award nominations have been announced, we’re profiling the nominees in each of the main categories and assessing their strengths and weaknesses going into the competition. We already profiled Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. Today is ladies’ day, with the Best Supporting Actresses getting their turn. Whether scene-stealing, star-supporting or heartbreaking, these five are the chosen contenders for the Oscar. But who will go home empty-handed on the night?

WORDS HELEN O'HARA
1 2 3 4 5
  1 of 5 Next
JENNIFER LAWRENCE - AMERICAN HUSTLE

Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle

WHY SHE WILL WIN WHY SHE WON'T WIN
1. Her scenes goosed the whole film to life, adding in extra comedy and pathos to the more procedural elements. 1. She was a good decade (or even two) too young for the role she played, and while she was so entertaining that we barely cared, there’s an argument that she doesn’t really fit the film that well.
2. She won the Golden Globe and the BAFTA, was nominated for the SAG Awards. 2. She lost out to Nyong’o for the SAG prize, and the Globe isn’t that good an indicator of the likely Oscar winner.
3. Who doesn’t love Jennifer Lawrence right now? She’s everybody’s sweetheart. 3. Two Oscar wins, from three nominations, by the age of 23?! That would just be offensive (she’d also be the fourth-youngest Supporting Actress winner ever if she took the prize).

1 2 3 4 5
 
1 of 5
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 LETS GO NYONG'O!!!
Honestly, Nyong'o is the only really, really, really logical choice for best supporting actress. J Law and Julia Roberts already have oscars they can brag out. Sally Hawkins was the (ahem) "black sheep nod" for best supporting actress, so there will be confusion if she wins. so it really comes down to Squibb and Nyong'o. you can either make a star or reward a star for her long work in cinema. This really tares me to pieces. Squibb or Nyong'o hmmmmmmm........NYONG'O!!!!!! because 1) She winning all of the awards (except the Globes, who love J.Law) . 2) she's a young actress, this could give her a HUGE career boost. and 3) A good portion of voters like emotional performances (Kate Winslet in The Reader, Anne Hathaway in Les Mis, the list goes on) so that could factor. final choice, Nyong'o for those three reasons. More

Posted by Darren47 on Thursday January 23, 2014, 22:01

2 :)
I would give Award to Julia Roberts. Lawrence is young and talented but like with Portman after her oscar she was everyone's favorite and greatest actress of all time. Hell no. Lawrence did a great job but I think that role was not for her, Amy is older than Lawrence and she is supposed to be younger woman is Bale's character life..so... Julia did a great job opposite Meryl Streep and that's not easy job. They both won academy award for best actress in a leading role. More

Posted by bassbariton88 on Thursday January 23, 2014, 15:27

3 JENNIFER LAWRENCE
She was mint as that character! it was the best thing she's done, She will will I hope x More

Posted by ruddick on Thursday January 23, 2014, 12:18


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Best Barry Norman Anecdotes From His Empire Podcast Interview
From nearly punching Robert De Niro to the real story about ‘And why not?’

Empire 300th Issue: The Directors' Cut Cover
Spielberg, Whedon, Fincher, Abrams Mann and more take over

Fired! Losing Your Job In The Movies
The lowdown on getting dismissed on film

20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)