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This year's Oscar nominees for supporting performance range from great to Razzie-worthy

Clockwise from left: Daniel Kaluuya in Judas And The Black Messiah (Photo: Glen Wilson / Warner Bros. Pictures); Yuh-jung Youn in Minari (Photo: Courtesy of A24); Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (Photo: Niko Tavernise / Netflix); Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy (Photo: Lacey Terrell / Netflix)
Clockwise from left: Daniel Kaluuya in Judas And The Black Messiah (Photo: Glen Wilson / Warner Bros. Pictures); Yuh-jung Youn in Minari (Photo: Courtesy of A24); Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (Photo: Niko Tavernise / Netflix); Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy (Photo: Lacey Terrell / Netflix)
Graphic: Baraka Kaseko

Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s Academy Awards have been pushed to the late date of April 25. That gives us another whole month to unpack, critique, and trace the trajectory of the forthcoming 93rd Oscars. In the first of a four-week series on the major categories, critics A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife dive into the Best Supporting Actress and Actor races—making predictions, singling out their favorites, and noting the unprecedented significance of a Hollywood veteran scoring Oscar and Razzie nominations for the same performance. What will win and what should? Let’s discuss.

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