SAG Predictions: Female Actor in a Supporting Role – Mixture of Film and TV Performers Makes Category Harder to Predict

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2022 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS PREDICTIONS:
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

UPDATED: Nov 25, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More to come…

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022.

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)

ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

RANK

ACTOR

FILM

ROLE

STUDIO

1

Caitríona Balfe

“Belfast”

Ma

Focus Features

2

Kirsten Dunst

“The Power of the Dog”

Rose Gordon

Netflix

3

Aunjanue Ellis

“King Richard”

Brandi Williams

Warner Bros

4

Judi Dench

“Belfast”

Granny

Focus Features

5

Ruth Negga

“Passing”

Clare Bellew

Netflix

NEXT IN LINE

6

Marlee Matlin

“CODA”

Jackie Rossi

Apple Original Films

7

Jessie Buckley

“The Lost Daughter”

Leda Caruso

Netflix

8

Nina Arianda

“Being the Ricardos”

Vivian Vance

Amazon Studios

9

Meryl Streep

“Don’t Look Up”

President Janie Orlean

Netflix

10

Cate Blanchett

“Nightmare Alley”

Dr. Lilith Ritter

Searchlight Pictures

OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

11

Ann Dowd

“Mass”

Linda

Bleecker Street

12

Ariana DeBose

“West Side Story”

Anita

20th Century Studios

13

Dakota Johnson

“The Lost Daughter”

Nina

Netflix

14

Regina King

“The Harder They Fall”

Trudy Smith

Netflix

15

Haley Bennett

“Cyrano”

Roxanne

MGM/United Artists Releasing

16

Olga Merediz

“In the Heights”

Abuela

Warner Bros

17

Gaby Hoffmann

“C’mon C’mon”

Viv

A24

18

Saniyya Sidney

“King Richard”

Venus Williams

Warner Bros

19

Emily Blunt

“A Quiet Place Part II”

Evelyn Abbott

Paramount Pictures

20

Rebecca Ferguson

“Dune”

Lady Jessica

Warner Bros

UNRANKED CONTENDERS

Abigail Breslin

“Stillwater”

Focus Features

Alexandra Shipp

“Tick, Tick … Boom!”

Netflix

Alicia Vikander

“Blue Bayou”

Focus Features

Alicia Vikander

“The Green Knight”

A24

Anya Taylor-Joy

“Last Night in Soho”

Focus Features

Ariana Grande

“Don’t Look Up”

Netflix

Audra McDonald

“Respect”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Awkwafina

“Swan Song”

Apple Original Films

Bree Elrod

“Red Rocket”

A24

Briana Middleton

“The Tender Bar”

Amazon Studios

Camille Cottin

“Stillwater”

Focus Features

Cate Blanchett

“Don’t Look Up”

Netflix

Charlotte Rampling

“Benedetta”

IFC Films

Cherry Jones

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Rachel LaValley

Searchlight Pictures

Emma Thompson

“Cruella”

The Baroness

Walt Disney Pictures

Florence Pugh

“Black Widow”

Marvel Studios

Frances McDormand

“The French Dispatch”

Searchlight Pictures

Jayne Houdyshell

“The Humans”

A24/Showtime

Jodie Comer

“Free Guy”

20th Century Studios

Kathryn Hunter

“The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Apple Original Films/A24

Leslie Grace

“In the Heights”

Warner Bros

Linh Dan Pham

“Blue Bayou”

Focus Features

Martha Plimpton

“Mass”

Gail Perry

Bleecker Street

Melissa Barrera

“In the Heights”

Warner Bros

Milena Smit

“Parallel Mothers”

Sony Pictures Classics

Millicent Simmonds

“A Quiet Place Part II”

Paramount Pictures

Molly Parker

“Jockey”

Ruth Wilkes

Sony Pictures Classics

Moses Ingram

“The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Apple Original Films/A24

Naomie Harris

“Swan Song”

Poppy Turner

Apple Original Films

Octavia Spencer

“Encounter”

Amazon Studios

Polly Draper

“Shiva Baby”

Debbie

Utopia

Rachel Weisz

“Black Widow”

Marvel Studios

Riley Keough

“Zola”

A24

Rita Moreno

“West Side Story”

20th Century Studios

Sally Hawkins

“Spencer”

Maggie

Neon/Topic Studios

Salma Hayek Pinaul

“House of Gucci”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Suzanna Son

“Red Rocket”

Strawberry

A24

Teresa Saponagelo

“The Hand of God”

Netflix

Tiffany Haddish

“The Card Counter”

Focus Features

Toni Collette

“Nightmare Alley”

Zeena Krumbein

Searchlight Pictures

Vanessa Hudgens

“Tick, Tick … Boom!”

Netflix

Viola Davis

“The Suicide Squad”

Warner Bros

Zazie Beetz

“Nine Days”

Emma

Sony Pictures Classics

Zendaya

“Dune”

Warner Bros

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About the SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by SAG-AFTRA, is an annual award show that has become one of the most important and key indicators for the Oscars. Four films have won the most SAG awards with three: 1999’s “American Beauty,” 2002’s “Chicago,” 2011’s “The Help” and 2017’s “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Three movies have been nominated for the most SAG awards with five: 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love,” “Chicago” and 2008’s “Doubt.”

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