Archive for March 11, 2012

The Oscar Quest: Best Supporting Actor – 1999

Most people know 1999, so I’ll save the editorial.

American Beauty wins Best Picture, Best Director for Sam Mendes (talked about here), and Best Actor for Kevin Spacey (talked about here). Hilary Swank wins Best Actress for Boys Don’t Cry (talked about here), and Angelina Jolie wins Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted (talked about here). All pretty standard. I’m sure most people have opinions on this year.

And this category — I understand it, but don’t love it. Michael Caine is Michael Caine. I get it. Performance-wise? Terrible choice. Why not Cruise, I have no idea.


And the nominees were…

Michael Caine, The Cider House Rules

Tom Cruise, Magnolia

Michael Clarke Duncan, The Green Mile

Jude Law, The Talented Mr. Ripley

Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense (more…)

Pic of the Day: “Hey, what do you guys like better: Nurse or cheerleader? Oh, hi Nicole.” “Hi, Frank. That’s a nice doll you have there.” “Yeah, thanks, she’s okay.”