Which Surprise Oscar Nominee Are You Rooting For?


Well, the day is almost here! Oscar nominations will be announced bright and early tomorrow morning, and though the Clooneys and Streeps of the world have been preparing their best "honor to be nominated" speeches for weeks, there is still room in the race for a few unexpected names. Our Oscar Futures column has the lowdown on the likely dark horses and last-minute odds, but now we're turning the ballot over to you: Who would you like to see sneak through with a surprise nomination? Are you onboard with the consensus long shots like Michael Shannon (Take Shelter) or Tree of Life? Or are you maybe still riding that first "Consider Andy Serkis!" wave of Rise of the Planet of the Apes buzz? What about the dashing Corey Stoll, whose perfectly pitched Hemingway stole every scene in Midnight in Paris? And is there room in the overstuffed Best Supporting Actress category for The Descendants' Shailene Woodley? (Probably not. Oh well.) The magic Oscar wand is yours, at least for the afternoon. Nominate away!