New University Oscar Predictions: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

For Best Supporting Actress, both Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi have been nominated for their work in ‘Babel.’ Usually, two nominations from the same movie cancel each other out and this may be the case here.
Then there is Abigail Breslin, a talented young actress, but it is debatable whether her performance was challenging enough to win an Oscar.
Finally, there is Jennifer Hudson, who won the Golden Globe for ‘Dreamgirls.’ Despite some critical acclaim I am reluctant to give this one to an ‘American Idol’ finalist.
I am going out on a big limb here and picking Adriana Barraza of ‘Babel.’ ‘Babel’ may have been slow at times, but Barraza was exceptional.