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Oscar Index Best Supporting Actor 12-14-12
Best Supporting Actor

The Golden Globe showed its Tarantino-love with noms for Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz. Of the two, DiCaprio, as yet Oscar-less, may have the best chance for a nomination. Of the five most likely nominees, the one most vulnerable would be Javier Bardem, whose nomination would make history as the first acting nomination for a Bond film in the franchise’s 50-year history.

1. Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
2. Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook)
3. Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
4 .Alan Arkin, (Argo)
5. Javier Bardem, (Skyfall)

Ones to watch: Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Oscar Index Best Supporting Actress 12-14-12
Best Supporting Actress

I think you all owe Movieline’s Amy Nicholson an apology. She wrote back on Nov. 30 that Nicole Kidman’s “balls-out wonder” of a performance in The Paperboy was worthy of Oscar consideration. Kidman boosters, perceiving snark (one commenter called the column “vicious”) rallied to her defense. But the SAG agreed with Amy and awarded Nicole with a surprise nomination. The HFPA, who generally pee themselves in the presence of A-listers, took their cue from Kidman’s character and followed suit. SAG’s Amy Adams omission is being seen as yet another setback for The Master, although her Golden Globe nomination keeps her profile elevated. Maggie Smith, who may be Britain’s answer to Betty White in terms of do-no-wrong audience devotion, got a boost with her SAG nod.

1. Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
2. Sally Field (Lincoln)
3. Maggie Smith (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
4. Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
5. Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)

Ones to watch: Amy Adams (The Master), Judi Dench (Skyfall)

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