When looking at the SAG and Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor you find four consistent names -- Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Daniel Bruhl (Rush) and Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips). That's significant. The two differences are Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) and James Gandolfini (Enough Said).
Missing from this lot are Tom Hanks (Saving Mr. Banks), Will Forte (Nebraska) and Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street). This means we effectively have nine actors competing for five spots. Four people on the bubble line is a lot.
Hanks is clearly on slippery ground, but I can't take him out of the nominations just yet. I'm happy to see the love for Abdi and Bruhl, but I don't think both can make it in. Then it seems like a three-way battle between Gandolfini, Hill and Forte with Cooper a distant long shot.
However, amid all this chaos at the bottom of the pile I think this is looking more and more like a win for Leto.
Last Updated: December 12, 2013
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