The Hermione Granger/Furiosa/Rita Moreno Award for Best Female Supporting Actor
Previous Winners: Dafne Keene (Logan), Tilda Swinton (Dr. Strange), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Emma Stone (Birdman), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Sally Field (Lincoln), Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses), Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit), Margo Martindale (Blow the Man Down), Rita Moreno (West Side Story)
As you can see, I have renamed this award. The term “actress” has fallen out of favor lately and so I thought, with the chance of being referred to as ‘woke’, it was as good as time as any to rename the award.
We actually have 11 female supporting actors on our list this year. We are counting them down.
#11. Sally Field (Spoiler Alert). Field was great in the film as a mother of an adult son with cancer. She did not have that much screen time though so this is her spot.
#10. Tamara Tunie (I Wanna Dance With Somebody). Tunie played Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy and she was a great support for Whitney.
#9. Sadie Sink (The Whale). Sadie had a great year, with her work on Stranger Things and her turn as sociopathic daughter to Brendan Fraser. How horrible was her character in that film? Sadie Sink has remarkable talent.
#8. Gabrielle Union (The Inspection). Another mother on the list. Gabrielle Union played a pretty rotten mother who could not accept her son’s lifestyle.
#7. Carey Mulligan (She Said). Mulligan could really be considered a co-lead of the film.
#6. Lashana Lynch (Matilda the Musical). Lynch played the sweet Ms. Honey and brought a new flair to the role.
#5. Hong Chau (The Whale). Chau was the friend/nurse in The Whale and she created a balance to the depression of Brendan Fraser character.
#4. Jamie Lee Curtis (Everywhere Everything All at Once). Jamie Lee Curtis was a great addition to this stellar cast. You can never go wrong with Jamie Lee Curtis.
#3. Emma Thompson (Matilda the Musical). Thompson was unrecognizable as the headmistress Agatha Trunchbull, the wicked and cruel woman who was trying to put an end to the “maggots.”
#2. Evan Rachel Wood (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story). Evan Rachel Wood was a huge scene stealer in Weird as Madonna, who truly becomes the villain of the film.
And the NUMBER ONE Best Female Supporting Actor for 2022 is…
#1. Angela Basset (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever). Angela Bassett was a force of nature as Queen Ramonda, leader of Wakanda who was mourning the loss of her son, T’Challa while desperately trying to help her daughter, Shuri. There were some amazingly savage dialogue for Queen Ramonda in some powerful monologues.