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82nd Academy Awards

Best Supporting Actress

Ty Burr, Boston Globe film critic
Ty Burr says ...
Resistance is useless.
  • Will win
    Mo'Nique, Precious

  • Should win
    Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

  • Shouldn't be here
    Penélope Cruz, Nine

  • Was robbed
    Samantha Morton, The Messenger

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe film critic
Wesley Morris says ...
Forget "Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock." Try "Oscar-winner Mo'Nique." (Frankly, she should have won for "Phat Girlz.") Her case study in abuse is both too much - a tidal wave of maternal negativity - and perfect. It's raw. It's hard. It's probably illegal in most drama schools. But it is also, in its final moments, daringly human. In the unlikely event that the Academy is unaware of this, Anna Kendrick's name will be called. But, for her, maybe getting to sass George Clooney is Oscar enough.
  • Will win
    Mo'Nique, Precious

  • Should win
    Mo'Nique, Precious

  • Shouldn't be here
    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart

  • Was robbed
    Mariah Carey, Precious