When up for a Golden Globe award, nominated leading actors get slotted in the Drama or Musical/Comedy category. But supporting actors are thrown into one category, which leaves 10 spots for lead actors but only five for supporting actors. So which of the five will take home the trophy for Best Performance by a Supporting Actor on Sunday night?
Alan Arkin’s critically acclaimed comic relief in “Argo” is deserving of recognition but the gravitas of his fellow nominees’ performances make him an underdog. Leonardo DiCaprio delighted audiences with his villainous portrayal of plantation and slave owner Calvin Candie in “Django Unchained.” The HFPA does celebrate star power, but DiCaprio’s votes will likely be split with his co-star Christoph Waltz, who many think deserved lead actor recognition instead of supporting. This race likely comes down to two very different, but equally complex performances by Phillip Seymour Hoffman as an enigmatic religious leader in “The Master” and the emotional turn by Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens in this year’s awards season darling “Lincoln.”
Who should win: DiCaprio and Arkin in a tie-vote, because they were just so much fun to watch in their movies, it’s nice to watch actors have fun and “play” with their work.
Who will win: Tommy Lee Jones, because his performance is both solid and historical and “Lincoln” has the most award nominations going into the Globes. Plus, Jones hasn’t won since 1993 for his supporting turn in “The Fugitive.”
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