Friday, April 19, 2024

Best Performances of 2010: Supporting Actor and Actress


Here are the names that I think deserve Oscar nominations. The ballots have been mailed and must be returned by Academy members by January 14, 2010.

Best Supporting Actor:

1. Geoffrey Rush-The King’s Speech 2. Andrew Garfield-The Social Network 3. Christian Bale-The Fighter 4. Sam Rockwell-Conviction 5. Michael Douglas– Wall Street 2

Best Supporting Actress:

1. Helena Bonham Carter-The King’s Speech 2. Melissa Leo-The Fighter 3. Amy Adams– The Fighter 4. Jacki Weaver– Animal Kingdom 5. Hailee Steinfeld– True Grit

These lists leave out a few people who did exceptional work. Mark Ruffalo in “Kids Are All Right” and “Shutter Island.”  Bill Murray in “Get Low.” Kristen Scott Thomas in “Nowhere Boy.” Juliette Lewis in “Conviction.” Dianne Wiest in “Rabbit Hole.” Frank Langella in “Wall Street 2.” Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington in “Mother and Child.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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