Oscar Predictions – Best Supporting Actor

Here are the NBP staff predictions for Best Supporting Actor. For an overview of all awards predictions, visit our Oscar Predictions page.

Click each heading to view individual staff rankings, or search/sort by the drop-downs below:



NBP Staff Picks

Matt Neglia
1Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
2Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
3Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
4Denzel Washington (GLADIATOR II)
5Kieran Culkin (A REAL PAIN)
6Adam Pearson (A DIFFERENT MAN)
7Jeremy Strong (THE APPRENTICE)
8Chris Hemsworth (FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA)
9Stephen Graham (BLITZ)
10Hamish Linklater (NICKEL BOYS)

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Dan Bayer
1Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
2Kieran Culkin (A REAL PAIN)
3Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
4Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
5Jeremy Strong (THE APPRENTICE)
6Drew Starkey (QUEER)
7Stephen Graham (BLITZ)
8Adam Pearson (A DIFFERENT MAN)
9Hamish Linklater (NICKEL BOYS)
10Willem Dafoe (NOSFERATU)

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Alyssa Christian
1Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
2Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
3Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
4Kieran Culkin (A REAL PAIN)
5Jeremy Strong (THE APPRENTICE)
6Harris Dickinson (BLITZ)
7Adam Pearson (A DIFFERENT MAN)
8Drew Starkey (QUEER)
9Chris Hemsworth (FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA)
10Stephen Graham (BLITZ)

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Nadia Dalimonte
1Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
2Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
3Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
4Kieran Culkin (A REAL PAIN)
5Adam Pearson (A DIFFERENT MAN)
6Jeremy Strong (THE APPRENTICE)
7Drew Starkey (QUEER)
8Stephen Graham (BLITZ)
9Hamish Linklater (NICKEL BOYS)
10Paul Raci (SING SING)

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Cody Dericks
1Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
2Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
3Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
4Kieran Culkin (A REAL PAIN)
5Stephen Graham (BLITZ)
6Drew Starkey (QUEER)
7John Lithgow (CONCLAVE)
8Adam Pearson (A DIFFERENT MAN)
9Denzel Washington (GLADIATOR II)
10Brian Tyree Henry (THE FIRE INSIDE)

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Daniel Howat
1Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
2Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
3Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
4Harris Dickinson (BLITZ)
5Stephen Graham (BLITZ)
6Kieran Culkin (A REAL PAIN)
7Drew Starkey (QUEER)
8Hamish Linklater (NICKEL BOYS)
9Jeremy Strong (THE APPRENTICE)
10Paul Raci (SING SING)

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Giovanni Lago
1Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
2Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
3Jeremy Strong (THE APPRENTICE)
4Kieran Culkin (A REAL PAIN)
5Stephen Graham (BLITZ)
6Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
7John Lithgow (CONCLAVE)
8Chris Hemsworth (FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA)
9Denzel Washington (GLADIATOR II)
10Tom Hardy (THE BIKERIDERS)

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Will Mavity
1Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
2Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
3Drew Starkey (QUEER)
4Jeremy Strong (THE APPRENTICE)
5Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
6Kieran Culkin (A REAL PAIN)
7Hamish Linklater (NICKEL BOYS)
8Adam Pearson (A DIFFERENT MAN)
9Harris Dickinson (BLITZ)
10Denzel Washington (GLADIATOR II)

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Tom O'Brien
1Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
2Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
3Kieran Culkin (A REAL PAIN)
4Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
5Jeremy Strong (THE APPRENTICE)
6Harris Dickinson (BLITZ)
7Jeremy Pope (THE COLLABORATION)
8Adam Pearson (A DIFFERENT MAN)
9Denzel Washington (GLADIATOR II)
10Drew Starkey (QUEER)

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Josh Parham
1Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
2Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
3Kieran Culkin (A REAL PAIN)
4Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
5Stephen Graham (BLITZ)
6Drew Starkey (QUEER)
7Harris Dickinson (BLITZ)
8Jeremy Pope (THE COLLABORATION)
9Hamish Linklater (NICKEL BOYS)
10Scoot McNairy (NIGHTBITCH)

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Ema Sasic
1Samuel L. Jackson (THE PIANO LESSON)
2Clarence Maclin (SING SING)
3Stanley Tucci (CONCLAVE)
4Jeremy Strong (THE APPRENTICE)
5Stephen Graham (BLITZ)
6Adam Pearson (A DIFFERENT MAN)
7Jeremy Pope (THE COLLABORATION)
8Harris Dickinson (BLITZ)
9Hamish Linklater (NICKEL BOYS)
10Denzel Washington (GLADIATOR II)

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