Monday, January 19, 2015

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The competition: Robert Duvall’s murder suspect (The Judge), Ethan Hawke’s frequent father (Boyhood), Edward Norton’s eccentric thespian (Birdman), Mark Ruffalo’s wrestling champion (Foxcatcher), and J.K. Simmons’ tyrannical teacher (Whiplash).

For your information: Duvall has been nominated for three film roles and two TV roles, and he won once, in 1998, for “A Civil Action.” Ruffalo is a double nominee this year, also contending for TV movie “The Normal Heart,” and he was previously nominated in this category in 2010 for “The Kids Are All Right.” Norton and Simmons are contending for the first time individually. Hawke and Boyhood are also nominated as part of their ensembles. This list is the exact same as the Golden Globes, where Simmons prevailed.

Who should win: I still haven’t seen Duvall, but my vote is either Norton or Simmons.

Who will win: I’ll go with frontrunner Simmons.

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