Friday, January 17, 2020

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role

The competition: Jamie Foxx’s death row inmate (Just Mercy), Tom Hanks’ beloved television icon (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Al Pacino’s Jimmy Hoffa (The Irishman), Joe Pesci’s mob boss (The Irishman), and Brad Pitt’s stunt double (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood).

For your information: Foxx won in 2004 for “Ray” and was also nominated that year for “Collateral” and “Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.” He contended twice for his ensemble work. Hanks won in 1994 for “Forrest Gump” was nominated again in 1998 for “Saving Private Ryan,” in 2000 for “Cast Away,” and in 2013 for “Captain Phillips.” He won in 1995 as part of the “Apollo 13” cast and was nominated two more times in that field. Pacino won two of his three TV bids, in 2003 for “Angels in America” and in 2010 for “You Don’t Know Jack,” receiving a nomination in 2013 for “Phil Spector.” Pitt was nominated in 2008 for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and in 2011 for “Moneyball.” He won as part of the “Inglourious Basterds” ensemble in 2009, receiving four other bids in that category. This is Pesci’s first nomination. Pacino, Pesci, and Pitt are all nominated as part of their ensembles, and Pacino also scored a bid for being in Pitt’s film. Pitt won the Globe and Critics’ Choice Award. Foxx is the only one not nominated for an Oscar. All but seven times since the SAG Awards’ inception in 1994, the winner of this award has gone on to win the corresponding Oscar. This category has featured double nominees from one film five times, leading to victories for one of them twice.

Who should win? From this list, I’d choose Pesci.

Who will win? I’d say this goes to Pitt.

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