Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Oscar Nominees: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

My predictions: 4/5, picking Timothée Chalamet over Rockwell
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman), Sam Elliott (A Star is Born), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Sam Rockwell (Vice)

I’m not overly disappointed with this category because I wasn’t championing Timothée Chalamet’s performance, but I do wish his absence might have led to the inclusion of someone much more exciting like Nicholas Hoult or Steven Yeun. I wasn’t all for Sam Rockwell (Vice) winning last year, and now his repeat nomination – for a very small role – feels unnecessary. I’m fine with the rest of the list, with Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) earning his film’s only acting nomination and Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) joining his costar and screenplay. Sam Elliott (A Star is Born) made the cut despite early snubs, with Golden Globe winner Mahershala Ali (Green Book) still looking strong as the frontrunner here.

My current bet to win: I’m sticking with 2016 victor Ali over last year’s unexpectedly included winner.

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