Wednesday, December 9, 2015

SAG Nominees: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

My predictions: 1/5, picking only Rylance
Who’s missing: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Hardy, Paul Dano, Sylvester Stallone

Whoa! 1/5 is not good, and I didn’t even predict Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) in my initial write-up of this category (fortunately, I included it by the time I posted). They still got nominated as part of the film’s ensemble, but not seeing Keaton or Ruffalo here is disconcerting. I’m surprised that Christian Bale (The Big Short) made the cut, especially in this category, but I haven’t seen the film just yet, so more on that soon. Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) showing up here and having his film nominated in the ensemble race is big, and I definitely need to watch that film too. Jacob Tremblay (Room) is a great choice, even if he’s not quite in the right category, and I am beyond ecstatic about Michael Shannon (99 Homes), who I didn’t think was a legitimate contender despite being excellent in an excellent film that I hope people will see now.

Who could win? I’d say Rylance just because everyone else here is so surprising, but I’m not positive.

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