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Archive for February 7, 2011

The Oscar Quest: Best Supporting Actor & Best Supporting Actress – 2003

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…)

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Pic of the Day: “The only good thing you ever did for the gals was get hit by that train!”