Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th annual Academy Awards.
It has been said that this year's Best Supporting Actress race is a snooze. We say look closer: Meryl! Tilda! Oprah! Carrie Coon is here, too, people! This is far from humdrum -- or at least it will be if the Academy dares to include a few surprises when the Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 15. As of now, it looks like the race belongs to Patricia Arquette, Jessica Chastain and Meryl Streep, but watch out: Keira Knightley, Laura Dern and Emma Stone are battling for the final two spots, with a horde of ladies trying to unseat these longtime front-runners. In a fun world, it's anyone's match.