A big bit of category placement news has broken. Ever since it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon has been seen as a surefire Oscar contender across the board. One of the categories in which it seemed like it had potential to win was Best Supporting Actress for Lily Gladstone. Our editor Joey Magidson had her predicted to win Supporting Actress. Not so fast, it seems.
According to Variety, Gladstone is being campaigned Lead for her performance in the film. So, that means her widely praised turn in Killers of the Flower Moon will be up for nomination in the Best Actress category. Is she still a frontrunner? That’s for Joey to address in his predictions update this week, but for now, we know that she’s going Lead, not Supporting.