DouBleB’s Oscar Picks – “Actor in a Supporting Role”

It’s a very odd mix comprising this years list for “Actor in a Supporting Role”. With three of the candidates closer to 100 than 50, will one of them finally win their first Oscar? Jonah Hill is a little older than half the age of Kenneth Branagh, who is the second youngest of the bunch. You know what would be funny? If he really thought he was gonna win. Sorry Jonah, but you know it’s true.

Disclaimer: I have not seen every single one of this year’s nominated movies, and I probably won’t for reasons that I don’t want to waste my time watching shit that was manufactured  just to get Oscar consideration (I’m looking at a specific movie involving two former Oscar winners). It’s not like I watched every bowl eligible college football team before making my picks. If you don’t like it you can file a complaint here.

For my other picks go to my Oscar Picks Hub.

Kenneth Branagh in “[amazon_link id=”B0059XTUEK” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]My Week with Marilyn[/amazon_link]”
I have never really been a fan of Branagh’s work, most of it is admittedly due to my quick trigger judgements. The first movie I saw him in was one he directed as well, [amazon_link id=”B000WPJTEQ” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Frankenstein[/amazon_link], the one from 1994 where DeNiro plays the monster. It really, really  sucked.


Jonah Hill in “[amazon_link id=”B0060ZJ74O” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Moneyball[/amazon_link]”
Moneyball wasn’t exactly disappointing to me , because I wasn’t too excited about it in the first place. Is this the first nomination for anybody who has been associated with Judd Apatow’s crew? Good for Hill regardless.


Nick Nolte in “[amazon_link id=”B0034G4P9E” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Warrior[/amazon_link]”

My favorite performance from Nolte has always been from Terrence Malick’s [amazon_link id=”B003KGBIRA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Thin Red Line[/amazon_link]. He was perfect as that loud, bitterly screaming asshole who we all know someone like him. Another great film he was in was [amazon_link id=”0767805763″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]U-Turn[/amazon_link], which for some reason was listed as a comedy on Blockbuster’s website and thus qualified for my “106 Comedies I Watched Instead of Seinfeld” post. This is the third Oscar nomination for Nolte.


Christopher Plummer in “[amazon_link id=”B004A8ZWVA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Beginners[/amazon_link]”
I just saw Plummer in [amazon_link id=”B003Y5H5HY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo[/amazon_link], in which he plays the man who employs Daniel Craig as his investigator of his family. Gamers should know that he is the voice of Arngeir, the instructor  and mentor in the Way of the Voice for Doväkiin (Dragonborn) , stationed at High Hrothgar.

That’s right, bitches.


Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

This is such a weird interview to me. It looks like they chose a random corner in a random office, with a constant background noise in a place that doesn’t seem to give one shit that an acting legend is sitting amongst them. Apparently Von Sydow is the only reason to watch this movie.


 DouBleB’s 2012 Oscar Picks   Actress in a Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer gets my vote. And I hope he takes it home next week, too because he deserves it for his major contributions to media this year (yes, I’m talking about [amazon_link id=”B004HYK8Y8″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Skyrim)[/amazon_link].