“The Power of the Dog” has two actors vying for Best Supporting Actor at the 2022 Oscars, but Kodi Smit-McPhee is the betting favorite at -350 odds, and Jesse Plemons is one of the long shots at +1600. Troy Kotsur, JK Simmons, and newcomer Ciaran Hinds were also recognized by the Academy for their supporting roles.

2022 Oscars Odds Best Supporting Actor Kodi Smit-McPhee Troy Kotsur JK Simmons Jesse Plemons
Kodi Smit-McPhee plays Peter, a shy outcast in Montana in “The Power of the Dog”, and he’s the favorite to win Best Supporting Actor at the 2022 Oscars. (Image: Netflix)

“The Power of the Dog” is a massive magnet for nominations this year at the 94th Academy Awards with 12 total nods. Their cast is stacked, but here’s one of those rare instances in which two actors from the same film are competing for the golden statue.

  • Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog) -350
  • Troy Kotsur (CODA) +375
  • Ciaran Hinds (Belfast)     +500
  • Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog) +1600
  • JK Simmons (Being the Ricardos) +2500

Last year, “Judas and the Black Messiah” faced a similar situation with two actors up for Best Supporting Actor, but in the end Daniel Kaluuya won and edged out castmate Lakeith Stanfield.

JK Simmons is the only nominee who previously won at the Oscars, with a Best Supporting Actor win in “Whiplash” from 2015.

Kodi Smit-McPhee -350

Kodi Smit-McPhee is an actor from Australia who first made a name for himself 12 years ago in the post-apocalypse film “The Road”, which was based on a Cormac McCarthy novel. Marvel Comics fans know Smit-McPhee for his role as the Nightcrawler in “X-Men: Apocalypse” from 2016.

In a film review of “The Power of the Dog” in The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw gushed about his performance. “Smit-McPhee brings something inscrutably complex and reserved to his character’s behaviour,” wrote Bradshaw.

Smit-McPhee is the front runner to win the Best Supporting Actor at the 2022 Oscars at -350 odds according to BetMGM.

Troy Kotsur +375

CODA is a touching film about a young woman med Ruby who wants to leave her hometown of Gloucester, Massachusetts to continue her education at the Berklee School of Music. However, but both of her parents are hearing impaired, so she’s torn between providing care for them but tormented by struggling to find her own place in the world.

Troy Kotsur is a deaf actor who plays the role of Frank Rossi. He’s a fisherman and the father of Ruby, but he’s fiercely independent and wants to start his own business.

Kotsur made history as the first deaf actor to earn a nomination at the Oscars. Kotsur is also the closest competition against Smith-McPhee in the Best Supporting Actor category at +375 odds. If anyone can pull off a big upset this year, it’s Kotsur.

Ciaran Hinds +500

Kenneth Branagh wrote and directed “Belfast”, which is a personal story about growing up in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s. “Belfast” is coming of age film that’s punctuated by The Troubles and street riots between Catholics and Protestants.

You might recognize Ciaran Hinds from “Game of Thrones”, where he played the role of Mance Rayder. In “Belfast”, Hinds is the loving and wise grandfather to the young protagonist Buddy.

Jesse Plemons +1600

Plemons got his big break as a football player on “Friday Night Lights”, and later on in “Breaking Bad” as the scary character of Todd Alquist. He also had a stand out role in the second season of “Fargo.” He most recently held his own in “The Irishman”, which had a stacked cast of heavyweights including Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.

Plemons was one of a dozen nominations in “The Power of the Dog”, which has the inside track to win Best Picture and Best Director with Jane Campion.

In the Best Supporting Actor category, Plemons is a long shot at +1600 odds compared to Smit-McPhee who is the heavy favorite at the Oscars.

JK Simmons +2500

“Being the Ricardos” earned three acting nominations with Nicole Kidman installed as the betting favorite to win Best Actress, and Javier Bardem as the long shot to win Best Actor. However, we think that JK Simmons had the most outstanding performance out of the three thespians nominated.

Simmons is a consummate character actor and he’s the only one of the other nominees who has secured a victory at the Oscars. In 2015, Simmons earned his only other nomination and win for Best Supporting Actor with “Whiplash”, for his role as the hard-ass music teacher.

This time, Simmons portrays a real person and actor William Frawley. Simmons gave a standout performance as the hard-drinking actor behind the role of Fred Mertz in the popular sitcom “I Love Lucy.” He does not get a lot of screen time, but Simmons crushes every scene he’s in.

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