Oscars 2022: Best Supporting Actress Predictions

At the fall film festivals, the long list of possible Supporting Actress contenders will be whittled down.

Several Oscar perennials are looking for yet another nod.

Having just collected her third statue, Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) rejoins the Wes Anderson ensemble as a journalist who goes to bed with a young ’60s activist (Timothée Chalamet) in Wes Anderson’s Cannes debut “The French Dispatch” (Searchlight), which also stars Oscar winner Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton”) as an art expert.

Seeking her third Oscar is Cate Blanchett, who joins a gaggle of comet-watchers in Adam McKay’s comedy “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix).Vying for their second Oscars: Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) plays the worried parent of Ben Platt in “Dear Evan Hansen” (Universal), one of several Broadway musical adaptations; Viola Davis (“Fences”) stars opposite Sandra Bullock in Nora Fingscheidt’s “The Unforgivable (Netflix)”; Dame Judi Dench (“Shakespeare in Love”) plays a Bohemian married

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