Allison Janney might not get the gold — at least at BAFTA, according to our users. In our recent poll asking which of the four acting frontrunners is most susceptible to an upset at Sunday’s BAFTAs, 51 percent of you chose the “I, Tonya” star.
Janney’s main Best Supporting Actress rival has been Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”), but BAFTA added an interesting wrinkle by nominating “Phantom Thread” star Lesley Manville, who went on to score an Oscar nomination as well — one of the film’s surprising six nominations. A seasoned thespian, she could be the beneficiary of BAFTA’s penchant of awarding British stars from time to time. Manville is in third in our odds behind Janney and Metcalf.
If it’s not Janney who gets derailed, then it might be Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”): 23 percent of you believe the Best Actress favorite won’t hear her name called. Like Janney, McDormand is competing against a homegrown gal too, Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”), and an Irish ingénue, Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”). Hawkins and Ronan sit in second and third behind McDormand in our predictions.
McDormand’s co-star Sam Rockwell is a bit safer in Best Supporting Actor, as only 17 percent of you think he’s most likely to lose. His category could offer the most fun win of the night if Hugh Grant takes it for “Paddington 2,” which is eligible for next year’s Oscars. A Grant victory wouldn’t have any bearing on this year’s race, but would just be an exciting, deserving win.
Unsurprisingly, Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) placed last in this poll, with a mere 9 percent of you betting on an upset. But he’ll most likely join the ranks of Meryl Streep and Colin Firth as BAFTA winners for portraying British leaders.
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