Best Supporting Actresses of 2014 – Keira Knightley Places First

Top 10 Best Supporting Actresses of 2014
Keira Knightley stars in ‘The Imitation Game’ (Photo Courtesy of The Weinstein Company)

Sorry all of you Boyhood fans, but this is one Best Supporting Actress list that doesn’t include that film’s Patricia Arquette. Those in the business of predicting who Oscar voters will nominate have Arquette as not only a sure thing to make the cut but also as the eventual winner in the Best Supporting Actress category. And while she was terrific in that film, I was more impressed by the performances of other actresses in 2014 theatrical releases.

Top 10 Best Supporting Actresses

1. Keira KnightleyThe Imitation Game

2. Noomi Rapace – The Drop

3. Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer and The Grand Budapest Hotel

4. Kelly Reilly – Calvary

5. Anna KendrickInto the Woods

6. Rene Russo – Nightcrawler

7. Carrie Coon – Gone Girl

8. Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year

9. Emma Stone – Birdman

10. Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Honorable mentions: Georgina Haig (The Mule), Adriana Barraza (Cake), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl), and Laura Dern (Wild).