Best Supporting Actress is Regina King‘s to lose at the Critics’ Choice Awards. The “If Beale Street Could Talk” star has a commanding 4/1 odds in our predictions to add another trophy to her collection on Sunday.
And what a collection it’s been so far. The season-long frontrunner, King has nearly swept the table on the critics circuit for her quietly powerful performance in the Barry Jenkins film and just won the Golden Globe. Seven Experts, five Editors and 21 of our Top 24 users foresee a Critics’ Choice victory for her.
It would be a big coup for King to win this on the heels of her Globe triumph, as she was shockingly snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild Awards and also missed at BAFTA on Wednesday; only two people have ever won the Oscar without a SAG nomination, Marcia Gay Harden for 2000’s “Pollock” and Christoph Waltz for 2012’s “Django Unchained,” and Harden didn’t have a BAFTA or Globe bid either. The more visibility and chances King gets to make a speech, the better. King gave one of the most memorable speeches at the Globes, vowing to produce projects that employ 50 percent female staffs and calling on others to do so as well in every field.
In second place is Amy Adams (“Vice”), who’s the only other nominee backed for a win. One Expert, Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby), two Editors and three users have Adams down. This would make Adams, who won for “Junebug” (2005) in a tie with Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain”), the second person to prevail in this category twice after Joan Allen (1996’s “The Crucible” and 1998’s “Pleasantville”).
“The Favourite” co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are in third and fourth place, respectively, followed by Nicole Kidman (“Boy Erased”) and Claire Foy (“First Man”).
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on Jan. 13.