Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oscar Nominees: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

My predictions: 4/5, picking Ahmed over Duvall
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Robert Duvall (The Judge), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Edward Norton (Birdman), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Who needs different list when you can reuse the same one over and over? I guess I have to see Duvall’s film, which is on DVD in less than two weeks, to really see whether he deserves it. There’s nothing unexpected about this list, mainly because there was no strong enough fifth contender to overtake Duvall. Simmons finally gets some company as his film scores five bids, including Best Picture, while Ruffalo’s film also got five but not in the same way (keep reading for more!). Hawke and Norton are sitting pretty with six and nine nominations for their respective films.

My current bet to win: Especially with the support of his film behind him, Simmons can do it.

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