Best Supporting Actress
Like the Best Supporting Actor award, there were many supporting actresses that not only deserved nominations, but were every bit the equals of the leads. Alicia Vikander played an A.I. in Ex Machina in one of the most compelling performances of the year. Jennifer Jason Leigh took an incredible amount of abuse in The Hateful Eight, but turned in a creepy and humorous performance in the process. Kate Winslet's turn as Job's personal assistant in Steve Jobs was mesmerizing. Kristen Stewart also played an assistant, here accompanying Juliette Binoche in Clouds of Sils Maria. And Rachel McAdams was every bit the equal of Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight.