Monday, December 07, 2009

NBR Awards & Best Supporting Actor Predictions

The National Board of Review kicked off award season with a shout out to their favorite stars, namely Clint Eastwood who's Invictus earned him Best Director, along with George Clooney who tied with Morgan Freeman for best Actor. (Note: Up In The Air, won best film)

The NBR award's didn't really tell us too much about this award season that we didn't already assume, but they're choice for Best Supporting Actor was a name that hasn't really been tossed around, which is is Woody Harrelson for The Messenger.

The last time the supporting actor was nominated was Phillip Seymour Hoffman who won in 1999 for his work in Magnolia and the Talented Mr. Ripley...but of course, the Academy has since "made good." So with that I present some updated supporting actor predictions.

Tier 1, Predicted 5

1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
2. Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
3. Alfred Molina, An Education
4. Woody Harrelson, The Messenger *New*
5. Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

Tier 2, On the Edge

6. Matt Damon, Invictus
7. Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker
8. Alec Baldwin, It's Complicated
9. Stanley Tucci, Julie & Julia
10. Peter Sargaard, An Education

Tier 3, Perhaps Possible

11. Kodi Smit-McPee, The Road
12. Paul Giamatti, The Last Station *New*
13. Christian McKay, Me and Orson Wells *New*
14. Jude Law, Sherlock Holmes *New*
15. Robert Duvall, The Road

Off the list: Richard Kind, A Serious Man; Jeff Bridges, The Men Who Stare at Goats; Tobey Maguire, Brothers; Paul Schneider, Bright Star

Most Recent Predictions: Best Actor ( 11/27/09); Best Actress (11/28/09); Best Supporting Actress (10/25/09)

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