‘The Best Movies: Countdown to Gold’ podcast: Best supporting actress

In this new podcast, Richard Roeper and Roe Conn talk about the Academy Awards best supporting actress nominees, including the actress they say was snubbed this year.

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This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson, left, and Roman Griffin Davis in a scene from the WWII satirical film “Jojo Rabbit.”

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The Academy Awards released in early January a list of women whose diverse acting range had earned consideration for best supporting actress. Some are new to the scene, others are established Oscars veterans. Who has a long shot at winning? Who has an edge over the competition?

Richard Roeper and Roe Conn analyze the best supporting actress nominees — and discuss which actress was snubbed this year — in the first episode of The Best Movies: Countdown for Gold.

Here is how each nominee has been recognized in acting by the Academy in the past:

ACTING STATS

Kathy Bates

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Kathy Bates is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Richard Jewell” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris

  • 1991, “Misery” — Won
  • 1999, “Primary Colors” — Nominated
  • 2003, “About Schmidt” — Nominated

Laura Dern

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Laura Dern is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Marriage Story” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer

  • 1992, “Rambling Rose” — Nominated
  • 2015, “Wild” — Nominated

Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Jojo Rabbit” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • First time nominee in 2020

Florence Pugh

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Florence Pugh is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Little Woman” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • First time nominee in 2020

Margot Robbie

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Margot Robbie is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Bombshell” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • 2018, “I, Tonya” — Nominated

Notable Omission

Jennifer Lopez in “Hustlers”

Although J.Lo didn’t receive an Oscar nomination, her performance as Ramona received recognition and was nominated for best supporting actress by the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Awards.

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