Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SAG Nominees: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

My predictions: 2/5
Who’s missing: Albert Brooks (Drive), John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene),
Christoph Waltz (Carnage), Max Von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), Paul Giamatti (The Ides of March), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Ides of March), George Clooney (The Ides of March), Brad Pitt (The Tree of Life),

And now we finally have a solid list of contenders for this category. Christopher Plummer (Beginners) and Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn remain at the head of the pack, with their chances all but sewn up. Armie Hammer (J Edgar) manages to stay in the race despite wavering love for his film and likely due to some regret over snubbing him last year for “The Social Network.” I’d be more thrilled about the inclusion of Nick Nolte (Warrior) if he had been the best part of that film, and I’m still not sure he’ll make it all the way to Oscar. I’m excited for Jonah Hill (Moneyball), who is making his way towards being considered a serious actor with this well-deserved and awesome mention.

Who could win? It’s all about Plummer, I think.

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