Oscar Circuit: Supporting Actor

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And the Nominees are…

  • Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender – Twelve Years a Slave
  • Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

The Supporting Actor Oscar race is one that has produced a number of surprises over the years. Since the Screen Actors Guild came into play in 1994, only 11 out of the 19 SAG Supporting Actor winners have gone on to win the Oscar in the same category. Needless to say, 58% accuracy does not make for a very good bellwether.

This year, however, is one of those years without any mystery. Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) is so far out in front in this race that the engravers might as well start chiseling his name in now. I never like to call any race a foregone conclusion, but this is one of those times that seem acceptable to do so. For argument’s sake, let’s take a look at the rest of the field so that we can say we did our due diligence in case something goes awry.

Here is a little bit more information about your nominees: