Best Supporting Actor
Sam Rockwell will probably win. He did a great job in “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”. Our choice is Woody Harrelson. He played the sheriff with sensitivity and humor that could not have been pulled off by another actor.
Best Supporting Actress
Allison Janney, there really is no competition. She nailed LaVonda Harding. The bird was the perfect touch.
With four of the five nominees being writer/directors it is a very close race. It looks like Guillermo Del Toro is the favorite. The Shape of Water is an unusual genre for the Academy Awards. This could also be a nod to his body of work.
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri” had the most original story. Even though Mildred was distraught over the lack of closure over her daughter’s murder, this wasn’t a mystery. It was an intense drama about her grief but with enough humor that it wasn’t overwhelming. The ending was not sensational or satisfying, it was just over.