Oscars 2015: Peter Travers on Who Will (and Who Should) Win

From 'Boyhood' to 'Birdman,' here's your tip sheet for the whitest Oscars in years

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Best Supporting Actress

The Nominees

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Laura Dern, Wild

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

 Narrowing the Field

Arquette has won every award minted or printed for her poignant performance as the mother of the boy in Boyhood. Why should that stop now?


How do you ignore Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) or Rene Russo (Nightcrawler) or Kim Dickens and Carrie Coon (Gone Girl)? Did Streep really need her 900th nomination? What about Carmen Ejogo, superb as Coretta Scott King in Selma? Oh, wait, she's black.


It's a kick to see Stone dig into a role worthy of her talent. She'll get more.

Should and Will Win

Arquette. She's shattering in the scene where she sends her son off to college. 'Nuff said.

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