Today let’s look at the performances up for top Wingman this year. The nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role are…
- Alan Arkin in Argo
- Robert DeNiro in Silver Linings Playbook
- Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
- Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln
- Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained
Who Should Win: Only one of the nominees in this category actually plays the title character in the film they’re nominated for. So why is Hoffman not in the Lead category? Much better chance of winning (we’ll come back to that later this week).
Who I Want to Win: At this point in the game, there’s maybe…5 people left in the Game who I ‘might’ get starstruck by meeting. And Bobby is one of them. And to be fair in the context of his career, the most pleasant part of DeNiro’s performance was seeing him have something to do and not just show up to collect a check.
Who Will Win: Let’s keep the wide open theme of this year’s awards going and say this is where Lincoln gets some love. Not the only major award it will win I imagine…
Tomorrow, back to the ladies…