These are my Best Supporting Actor nominees for 1998. Feel free to vote for who your pick would be.
This will sound like hyperbole, but I truly believe Coburn in “Affliction” is one of the greatest performances of all-time. Absolutely terrifying. Chilling to the bone. One of the times the Academy actually got it right.
With that said, William H. Macy in “Pleasantville” was fantastic too.
James Coburn wins this for one of the greatest performances to win an Oscar. Thornton deserves honorable mention as he was outstanding.
Coburn was brilliant and unforgettable in Affliction
Ed Harris. Simply and utterly.
Goodman would probably make my all-time top ten for this category.
You know who I love? Nick Nolte in The Thin Red Line. The way that he captures the ferocity and vulnerability of Lt. Col. Tall is just astounding to me.
Of these, I’d likely say that either Goodman or Harris would be my pick, though I also quite love Thornton and greatly enjoy Coburn. Rush I find entertaining without being enough of a stand-out to really land near my ballot.
I respect your list especially in Rush and Goodman who both make my personal list (along with Jeff Daniels, Bill Murray and my winner Dylan Baker). I voted for Goodman who was wrongfully snubbed and still has never received his long due nomination.