• The "Trial of the Chicago 7" cast will be campaigning in the supporting categories of the upcoming Oscars
  • The movie follows the lead of 2015's "Spotlight" and 2005's "Crash" 
  • "Trial of the Chicago 7" is currently streaming on Netflix 

The entire cast of the “Trial of the Chicago 7” will be competing in the supporting actor award categories in the upcoming awards season.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frank Langella, Jeremy Strong and Michael Keaton will all be campaigning in the supporting categories of the upcoming Academy Awards, Variety reported.

The movie is following the footsteps of 2015’s Best Picture winner “Spotlight” and 2006’s Oscar-winning movie “Crash” to land multiple acting nominees. Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams were nominated for Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress for “Spotlight,” while Matt Dillon was nominated in the same category for “Crash.”

Cohen, who played Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman in the movie, seems to have the upper hand in landing a nomination at the Oscars. The publication noted that the praise Cohen received in reviews could nab him an acting nod.

Rylance, Redmayne, Langella and Keaton have already been nominated for an Oscar in the past. Rylance went on to win an Oscar for “Bridge of Spies,” while Redmayne won the Best Actor trophy for “The Theory of Everything.”

Apart from acting categories, the film is also considered to be a frontrunner in the Best Picture category. Aaron Sorkin’s second feature film as a director could earn him a Best Director nod for the first time.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” tells the story of the infamous 1969 trial of seven men who were charged by the government with conspiracy and inciting a riot. All seven men were charged because of the counterculture protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

The project garnered universal acclaim from critics and audiences. The New York Times, in its review, described the movie as “an absorbing account of an earlier moment of polarization, violent conflict,” while The Guardian gave the movie four stars and noted that it is a “timely courtroom drama.”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” currently has a score of 90% on review site Rotten Tomatoes and is streaming on Netflix.

Sacha Baron Cohen and Jeremy Strong in "Trial of the Chicago 7"
3. "The Trial of the Chicago 7" (directed by Aaron Sorkin) - The film follows the lives of the Chicago Seven, a group of anti-Vietnam War protestors charged with conspiracy and inciting riots at the 1969 Democratic National Convention. Sorkin's brilliant direction and impeccable writing are two of the key reasons why this movie is such an extraordinary tale of struggle, politics, police brutality and injustice. Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman steals the show, while Mark Rylance's performance proves why he is one of the best actors in Hollywood today. Eddie Redmayne, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Frank Langella have also done splendid work in their respective roles.  The Trial of the Chicago 7/ Netflix