Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oscar Nominees: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

My predictions: 4/5, picking Albert Brooks over Nolte
My ballot: Come back next week!
The nominees: Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Max Von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

I’m so thrilled that Von Sydow made it in here, and that the film earned a surprising and well-deserved bid for Best Picture! Sadly, that’s all it got, but I’ll celebrate worthwhile victories. What’s strange and somewhat unfortunate about this category is that an actor I didn’t personally think was the best part of his film – Brooks – got swapped for another actor who was hardly the best part of his film – Nolte – leaving “Warrior” with one mention here and “Drive” with just a sound editing nomination. Apart from that, Branagh and Plummer were totally expected, and now the world will have to accept the fact that Jonah Hill, star of “Superbad” and the upcoming remake of “21 Jump Street” is an Oscar nominee. He certainly earned it!

My current bet to win: It can’t really be anyone but Plummer.

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