Oscar Contenders Reveal the Other Films They’re Rooting For (Exclusive Video)

Natalie Portman, Amy Adams and others talk about their award-season favorites at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Last Updated: February 25, 2017 @ 6:22 PM

Natalie Portman, a front-runner for Best Actress this year for “Jackie,” is rooting for the indie “Moonlight” in this year’s Oscar race.

“I really love ‘Moonlight’ so much,” Portman told TheWrap at this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival. “I love a lot of things I seen this year.”

She was one of several of this year’s awards contenders who stopped by TheWrap’s interview studio to reveal their favorites this year — other than their own projects.

“‘La La Land.’ I’m a big fan of Ryan [Gosling],” “Moonlight” star Mahershala Ali said. “There was an effort there to do something that hadn’t quite been done in some time or in that way so I really appreciate that.”

Amy Adams, a Golden Globe nominee for “Arrival,” noted: “Any of the women that are being talked about are so deserving. It’s hard to just pick one. It’s kind of great about being in this category this year you can sort of cheer for everybody you’re supposedly competing against because you’re really excited to be included among them.”

And “Hidden Figures” star Octavia Spencer said, “I’d love to see Viola (Davis) win one. Viola Davis is one of the greatest actresses of our time and we need to crown her.”

Spencer’s co-star Jim Parsons added, “Right now based on what I know, would throw my weight behind ‘Moonlight.'”

Watch the video above for their responses and from others as well.