Here are your nominees for Best Supporting Actor… with a limited amount of screentime, these guys made the most of what they were given and left you talking about THEM when you left the picture.
They’re the guys who “Stole the Show”.
Click through and check out the candidates for the 2011 FMR MAJOR Award for Best Supporting Actor!
Albert Brooks – “Drive” I certainly wouldn’t have believed you if you had told me prior to this that Albert Brooks could be a bad ass. But after seeing drive, I’m convinced. The man’s got a mean streak in him. This was an awesome performance - totally playing against type. _____________________________________________________________________
Robert Forster – “The Descendants” Not a lot of screen time. Yet his scenes were some of the highlights of the movie. The very definition of “Supporting Actor”. Funny, angry and bereft with grief. Helped the movie hit the funniest and saddest notes both. Great contributions.
Paul Giamatti – “The Ides of March” What do you think Giamatti’s IQ is? 150? 160? You know he’s smarter than everyone on screen everytime he’s In a movie… And “The Ides of March” is no exception. He plays the chess game of politics like a master here, and you’ll believe he could.
Nick Nolte - “Warrior” Nolte plays the father of two brothers who battle it out in MMA cage fight. He’s a recovering alcoholic, trying hard to reconnect with his sons, even though neither one of them will forgive him for the man he used to be. It’s a great role for him, and he added a lot to this movie. ______________________________________________________________________
Christopher Plummer - “Beginners” Plummer plays the father of Ewan McGregor’s character in Beginners. He comes out of the closet at age 75, only to discover shortly thereafter that he has terminal cancer. There is a LOT to work with there, and Plummer makes the most of it all.
Well, there you have it folks! The five guys who “Stole the Show” the most this year. The script didnt call for them to be constantly in the scene, but afterwords when people were talking about the movie, they were getting as much attention as the leads!
So what do you think? Did I “snub” anyone? Who do you think did the best job in a supporting role in 2011? Let me hear it, I’m
willing to talk about it, but you’re not changing my mind carefully weighing everyone’s input as I make my decisions!