Ah, 2003…the year where everything was obvious but the acting categories…and even those were pretty clear cut (and boring).
This was my first real “Oscar” year. I remember having people i was rooting for, even though going in, there were clear cut favorites that everyone expected to win. And pretty much all of them did, which made the whole ceremony pretty clear cut (much like I’m expecting this year’s ceremony to be).
In fact, looking at it, 3 out of the 4 acting wins were by veterans/overdue actors, and the fourth was — well, Charlize Theron.
Let’s just get into it, before I lament their decisions any further before I start talking about them.
Best Supporting Actor – 2003
And the nominees were…
Alec Baldwin, The Cooler
Benicio del Toro, 21 Grams
Djimon Hounsou, In America
Tim Robbins, Mystic River
Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai (more…)