94th Academy Awards Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress Betting Odds & Picks

94th Academy Awards Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress Betting Odds & Picks

As we hurtle towards the 94th Academy Awards Oscars Ceremony, one thing is becoming clear. The Power of the Dog is going to be difficult to beat. The Netflix movie has the chance to dominate on March 27. But although The Power of Dog should win multiple Oscars, it may not take gold home in the top acting categories. Check out Academy Award odds, analysis, and free picks for the 2022 Oscars for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

Oscar Betting Predictions for Supporting Actor & Supporting Actress

94th Academy Awards Oscars Ceremony

  • When: Sunday, March 27
  • Where: Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, CA
  • TV / Streaming: ABC

Best Supporting Actor Nominations & Odds

  • Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog) -200
  • Troy Kotsur (CODA) +100
  • Ciaran Hinds (Belfast) +1000
  • Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog) +2000
  • JK Simmons (Being the Ricardos) +3000

Kodi Smit-McPhee is a strong favorite. However, upsets have happened in the supporting thespian categories before. For example, Benicio Del Toro won for his role in Traffic at the 2001 Academy Awards even though everyone agreed that Ben Kingsley gave one of his best performances ever as Don Logan in Sexy Beast. 

So going against Smit-McPhee as our top choice makes sense. Troy Kotsur, who is deaf, is fantastic in CODA. He provides one of the best performances of the year for sure. Kotsur is the top pick.

The second pick is JK Simmons. J. Jonah Jameson in the Spiderman movies, Simmons won an Oscar for playing ruthless Jazz instructor Terence Fletcher in 2014’s Whiplash. 

Simmons plays William Frawley in Being the Ricardos. As always he’s great. He’s also the underdog pick because Jesse Plemons, who deserves to also win, figures to split the vote with Smit-McPhee.  

Best Supporting Actor Top Pick: Troy Kotsur 

Best Supporting Actor Underdog Pick: JK Simmons 

Best Supporting Actress Nominations & Odds

  • Ariana DeBose (West Side Story) -625
  • Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog) +550
  • Anjanue Ellis (King Richard) +1000
  • Judi Dench (Belfast) +2500
  • Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter) +2500

Is Ariana DeBose a lock? Probably. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t handicap the Best Supporting Actress race. There’s a possibility that neither of the favorites, DeBose or Kirsten Dunst, gets the gold.

Anjanue Ellis plays Oracene Price, Venus’ and Serena’s mother and tennis coach. She has as much, if not more, to do with the Williams’ sisters’ success on the court than Richard Williams. Ellis if terrific and for sure deserves the statue. 

The underdog pick is Judi Dench. The Academy has nominated Dame Dench 7 other times. She’s won just a single Oscar, for playing Elizabeth I in Shakespeare In Love. Give Dench a must better chance to win her second golden statue than the +2500 odds imply.  

Best Supporting Actress Top Pick: Anjanue Ellis  

Best Supporting Actress Underdog Pick: Judi Dench