BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: DORNAN, FAIST, HINDS, KOTSUR, AND SMIT-MCPHEE

Belfast

A very strong and currently very fluid category with at least a dozen great performances vying for the five slots

AND THE NOMINEES FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE WILL BE:

Jamie Dornan (Belfast) Charming and patriarchal as the dad in “Belfast”, he will join his costar Ciaran Hinds in the final five. His first nomination.

WEST SIDE STORY, Mike Faist

MIKE FAIST (West Side Story) As the number one Jet he dazzles in Spielberg’s triumph. Could it be enough to get him his first Oscar nomination?

CIARAN HINDS (Belfast) After years of great work Hinds will finally land a spot playing the grandfather in “Belfast”. His First nomination.

TROY KOTSUR (CODA) He really impressed as the deaf father in “CODA”. If nominated, he will be only the second hearing-impaired actor to be Oscar-nominated following his on-screen wife Marlee Matlin’s Oscar-winning role in “Children of a Lesser God” back in 1986. His first nomination.

Best Supporting Actor 2021

KODI SMIT-MCPHEE (The Power of the Dog) As the Kirsten Dunst’s sensitive son who forms a bond with Benedict Cumberbatch, Smit-McPhee has a larger and showier role than his equally superb costar Jesse Plemons giving him a better chance of a first nomination and a likely win.

AND SEVEN ADDITIONAL CONTENDERS:

JOHN BERNTHAL (King Richard) A great actor who always disappears into his roles, Bernthal impresses as the Williams sisters’ coach in “King Richard”. He could land his first nomination.

BRADLEY COOPER and/or SEAN PENN (Licorice Pizza) Cooper and Penn bring out and big guns and make big impressions with their cameos as an unhinged hairdresser-turned-producer-Barbra Streisand’s boyfriend Jon Peters and aging movie star William (Jack) Holden, respectively, giving both of them a good chance of making an appearance the final five. This would be Cooper’s ninth Oscar nomination following three Best Actor nods (“Silver Linings Playbook” in 2012, “American Sniper” in 2014 and “A Star is Born” in 2018) one nod for Best Supporting Actor (“American Hustle” in 2013), one nod for Best Adapted Screenplay (“A Star is Born” in 2018) and three nods for Best Picture (Producer) for “American Sniper”, “A Star is Born” and “The Joker” (2019). It would be Penn’s sixth nomination following five Best Actor nods for “Dead Man Walking” (1995). “Sweet and Lowdown” (1999), “I Am Sam” (2001),“Mystic River” (2003) and his win for “Milk” in 2008.

JESSE PLEMMONS (The Power of the Dog) Although outshone somewhat by his costar and certain nominee Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jesse Plemmons is still very much in the running.

COREY HAWKINS (The Tragedy of Macbeth) Sensational as MacDuff in Joel’s Coen’s adaptation he could make the final five. It would be his first Oscar nomination.

JARED LETO (House of Gucci) He won for “Dallas Buyers Club” in 2013 and, in “House of Gucci”, he undergoes another complete transformation playing the family joke Paulo Gucci. It would be his second nomination.

J. K. SIMMONS (Being the Ricardos) Former Best Supporting Actor winner J.K. Simmons ( “Whiplash” in 2014), could return for his excellent impersonation of actor William Frawley in “Being the Ricardos”. His second Oscar nomination.

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