This year we have several actors in contention for Oscar nominations from the same film. The Supporting Actress category is typically has no problem nominating two ladies from the film as we saw just recently with Jessica Chastain and eventual Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer from The Help (2011). This year, the following films have two or more possible Supporting Actor nominees from the same picture; Argo (Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston), Lincoln (Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, David Strathairn), Quartet (Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay), Les Miserables (Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne), and Seven Psychopaths (Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken). You can also probably name Django Unchained, Promised Land, and Cloud Atlas as well.
The last time that Oscar nominated two male actors from the same film was Bugsy (Ben Kingsley, Harvey Keitel).
What’s the last film that you felt had two worthy supporting male performances that would have nominated if you had an Oscar ballot?
The most recent I could think would include the comedic and brilliant performances of Alan Arkin and Steve Carell in Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ Little Miss Sunshine (2006), although this year Tommy Lee Jones and James Spader are in serious contention to be on my ballot for their roles in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.
What are yours? Comment and discuss.