Oscars fantasy: If Patricia Arquette weren’t in race, who’d win Best Supporting Actress? (Poll)

Just as we did for the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor races let’s spice up this Oscar derby and try to predict which Best Supporting Actress nominee would win if frontrunner Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) were to magically disappear from the race.

Which of Arquette’s rivals would Oscar voters be most likely to rally around: Laura Dern (“Wild”), Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”), Emma Stone (“Birdman”) or Meryl Streep (“Into the Woods”)? Vote in our poll below.

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Of this remaining quartet, Streep is the only Oscar winner (in fact, she’s won three), while Knightley and Dern are former nominees on the hunt for their first piece of gold. Like Arquette, Stone is a first-time Oscar nominee.

Arquette currently tops Gold Derby’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar chart according to the combined predictions of our Experts, Editors and Users with leading 1/10 odds. But if she weren’t in the race, who would Academy members choose to honor instead?

After voting in our poll, be sure to make your own Oscars picks — click here — or scroll down to predict the Best Supporting Actress winner using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Best predictions will win $1,000 prize. And the 24 Users with the best scores advance to a team to compete against our Experts and Editors next year. See who’s in our current Top 24 and their early Oscar predictions. Meet the guy who won our contest to predict Oscar nominations this year — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar. Register/log in to your account so you can also compete to predict the BAFTAs, Grammys, “The Walking Dead,” “Celebrity Apprentice” and more.

10 thoughts on “Oscars fantasy: If Patricia Arquette weren’t in race, who’d win Best Supporting Actress? (Poll)

  1. If Patricia Arquette wasn’t in the running,I would of chosen Emma Stone.For a minute you thought I was going to say Eddie Redmayne,didn’t you?Because EVERYONE at Goldderby is in awe of him and HATE Michael Keaton(for some strange reason).I know this topic is about the supporting actress and what if.

  2. Jessica Chastain deserved to be nominated, she gave four astonishing performances this year better than a lot of the work that’s nominated. As well as Tilda Swinton, Imelda Staunton, Rene Russo and Vanessa Redgrave. Chastain deserves the Best Supporting Actress Oscar more than Arquette’s snooze fest.

  3. Jessica Chastain is overrated as heck IMHO. She was serviceable in Zero Dark Thirty, nothing more nothing less. Both her & A Most Violent Year were boring as shit. Just like in another film this year, Interstellar, she did fine w/ what she was given. Her work (IF you can even call it that) in A Most Violent Year was gratuitous and while not awful, unimpressive in every level. I would have been so pissed if she had bumped out Tilda Swinton or Rene Russo. I don’t think Meryl Streep or Laura Dern should have been nominated either, but that’s another matter entirely.

    I wholeheartedly agree w/ JackO’s comment that “Emma got robbed” because you just know w/ her tirade about how here father doesn’t matter, and the popularity of both her AND the film itself, that she would win if Arquette wasn’t in this race.

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