Best Supporting Actor – 2016

Actors are ranked in order of likelihood of being nominated.

List Last Updated: 12/16/16

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1) Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

  • Distributor: A24/Plan B Entertainment
  • Director: Barry Jenkins
  • Also Starring: Naomi Harris, Ashton Sanders
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release)

 

2) Dev Patel – Lion

  • Distributor: The Weinstein Company
  • Director: Garth Davis
  • Also Starring: Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release)

 

3) Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

  • Distributor: CBS Films
  • Director: David Mackenzie
  • Also Starring: Ben Foster, Chris Pine
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Netflix, Redbox

 

4) Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea

  • Distributor: Roadside Attractions/Amazon Studios
  • Director: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Also Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release)

 

5) Liam Neeson –  Silence

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Also Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release) – 12/23, (Wide Release) – 1/6/17

 

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5.5) Hugh Grant* – Florence Foster Jenkins

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Director: Stephen Frears
  • Also Starring: Meryl Streep, Simon Helberg
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Redbox

 

6) Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

  • Distributor: Focus Features
  • Director: Tom Ford
  • Also Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters – Wide Release

 

7) Ben Foster – Hell or High Water

  • Distributor: CBS Films
  • Director: David Mackenzie
  • Also Starring: Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Netflix, Redbox

 

8) Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

  • Distributor: Focus Features
  • Director: Tom Ford
  • Also Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters – Wide Release

 

9) Simon Helberg – Florence Foster Jenkins

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Director: Stephen Frears
  • Also Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Redbox

 

10) Alan Rickman – Eye in the Sky

  • Distributor: Bleecker Street Media
  • Director: Gavin Hood
  • Also Starring: Helen Mirren, Barkhad Abdi
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Redbox

 

*Hugh Grant has received award nominations as a lead actor and as a supporting actor. It isn’t clear at this point for which the Academy may consider him.