Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The competition: Alan Arkin’s fiery producer (Argo), Robert De Niro’s sports-loving father (Silver Linings Playbook), Philip Seymour Hoffman’s cult leader (The Master), Tommy Lee Jones’ idealistic politician (Lincoln), and Christoph Waltz’s bounty hunter (Django Unchained).

Previous winners: Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, Christoph Waltz, Heath Ledger, Javier Bardem, Alan Arkin
My winner: Christoph Waltz
The facts: All of these men have won an Oscar before. De Niro won twice, in 1974 and in 1980. Jones took home this award in 1993, Arkin in 2006, and Waltz in 2009. Hoffman won the Best Actor prize in 2005.
Who should win: Waltz, but any of the others would be good too
Who will win: Waltz won the Globe and Jones took home the SAG. Either of them could win, but I think that, given the love for the film, De Niro will likely triumph.

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