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Best Supporting Actor
Here's another strong field, with the edge being given to Tommy Lee Jones’ historical figure in Lincoln. Alan Arkin (Argo), Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) are almost-certain nominees. While Leonardo DiCaprio’s name had been floated prior to Django Unchained’s DGA screening, tweets from the event raved more about Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz. But his NBR win on Wednesday puts his name squarely in the mix, threatening Javier Bardem’s chances (along with Dame Judi Dench) to become the first actor ever to receive a nomination for a Bond film.
1. Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
2. Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook)
3. Alan Arkin, (Argo)
4. Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
5. Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Ones to watch: Javier Bardem, (Skyfall), John Goodman (Flight), Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables)
Anne Hathaway’s certain return to the Oscar ceremony will be as a nominee (for Les Miserables) and not as a host, which will probably be less nerve-wracking for her (and us). Tom O’Neil of Gold Derby says her win is “in the bag.” Not so fast; Providing formidable competition are most likely to be Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), the NYFCC winner, and Helen Hunt (The Sessions). Three Brits are being most strongly considered by pundits for the remaining slot: Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall), Helena Bonham Carter (Les Miserables) and Maggie Smith, riding her considerable “Downton Abbey” love into a nomination for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
1. Sally Field (Lincoln)
2. Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
3. Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
4. Amy Adams (The Master)
5. Judi Dench (Skyfall)
Ones to watch: Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)
What say you, Movieliners? Sound off with your awards prognostications below.
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