Today’s award is for Best Supporting Actor! Here are your Top 5:
One of my favourite traditions about televised awards shows are the “Oscar clips” that they play for the acting nominees. So I decided to copy that and add some brief clips of the performances to remind us of their stellar work.
5. Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook) – 97 points
4. Javier Bardem (Skyfall) – 102 points
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) – 146 points
2. Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained) – 155 points
1. Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) – 175 points
And the winner is Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained! This is his 2nd Lion Award after winning in 2009 for another Tarantino film. They seem like a perfect partnership! If you look at the previous winners, you’ll notice that our winner always goes on to take the Oscar. Perhaps this is a good sign for Christoph Waltz fans? We’ll soon find out.
This lineup contains three of the Oscar nominees, with Tommy Lee Jones (6th place) missing out with 85 points and Alan Arkin way behind on 23 points. Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) also looked like he could have posed a challenge, but his 43 points were only good for 8th place.
2008: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
2009: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
2010: Christian Bale (The Fighter)
2011: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)