Faithspotting The Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actors/Actresses

In the first of a 4 part series leading up to the Academy Awards, Kenny Dickson and Mike Hatch discuss the Actresses and Actors nominated for best supporting performances. Follow for episode to listen to episode:

Best Supporting Actress:

Maria Bakalova  Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close     Hillbilly Elegy

An awareness and appreciation for life, and not taking life for granted.

Filling voids in life with service and purpose.

Living into God’s goodness, image, and likeness.

Call to love oneself as way of loving God and others.

Olivia Coleman   The Father 

Following call and finding strength to stay, serve, and love others, especially in the midst challenges and trials.

Amanda Seyfried    Mank

The purpose and need of Biblical teaching for humility.

Using God given talents for righteousness and not misuse them for personal revenge and punitive purposes.

Yuh-Jung Youn      Minari

The obligation and call to serve and love family and neighbors.

The need to come to know those in one’s care.

Best Supporting Actor:

Sacha Baron Cohen     The Trial Of The Chicago 7

The obligation to stand, risk, and even suffer for rightiousness.

The call to oppose pressure and temptation to reject and deny beliefs.

The call not to retaliate against hate and violence.

Daniel Kaluuya    Judas and the Black Messiah

The responsibility leaders and governments have to shepherd citizens under their care. (Jesus as Good Shepherd)

The command to love enemies and end cycle of violence. 

Leslie Odom Jr.    One Night In Miami

The faith to answer God’s call to serve and use God given talents for righteousness.

Demonstrates the purposes of community: support, accountability AND reconciliation following disagreements.

Paul Raci   Sound of Metal

Maintaining faith and overcoming brokenness and loss.

The place and transformative power of community.

LaKeith Stanfield    Judas and the Black Messiah

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About revkennydickson

I am a United Methodist minister and my professional passion is connecting issues of life and faith to film and other artforms. I am also interested in autism awareness and ministry and special needs. I am married to Michelle and have two children.
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