January 13, 2013 at 9:46 am #541587
My choice is Hoffman, who may be lead but I think hes the best of the bunch here followed by the amazing Christoph Waltz.January 13, 2013 at 9:51 am #541589
1. Philip Seymour Hoffman ( Amazing performance )
2. Tommy Lee Jones
3. Christoph Waltz
4. Robert De Niro
5. Alan ArkinJanuary 13, 2013 at 11:06 am #541590
Waltz was unreal in Django. De Niro was his best since the late 80’s in Silver Linings. Jones was a major standout in Lincoln. Haven’t seen The Master but judging by the trailers, amazing. Alan Arkin’s nomination is a joke. Any of the first four deserve to take it.
2. De Niro
4. Hoffman (only because I haven’t seen the film)
5. Alan ArkinJanuary 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm #541591
In terms of pure performance quality I think Philip Seymour Hoffman desreves to win this one, I don’t think he’s ever been better.
My problem lies with him not ACTUALLY being in a Supporting Role. Either way, I do hope he wins, both to reward his incredible work, and make the film an Academy Award winner, which would be nice.January 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm #541592
Hoffman wasn’t really supporting but he wasn’t really lead as well. He was Co-lead/SupportingJanuary 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm #541593
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christoph Waltz were both brilliant but leads in their film so I will go with the best SUPPORTING performance in this group which is Tommy Lee Jones who was darkly hilarious as a man burning with disdain for his fellow man.January 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm #541594
Hard for me to decide between Waltz and Jones, but I think I ultimately lean toward the former.January 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm #541595
Hoffman very easily. He blows all the other nominees away by a mile. I think it really is his best performance. Everybody will talk about Joaquin, rightfully, so, but Hoffman is absolutely brilliant.
I don’t think Tommy Lee Jones deserved to get in at all. I like Arkin, but if it wasn’t for “Argo F yourself” he wouldn’t be in the line-up. I thought Affleck actually was the best actor of the bunch.
I really enjoyed DeNiro in Playbook. A vulnerable side that we usually never see from him. Waltz was also fantastic, but I think DiCaprio should have gotten in instead of him. No slack on Waltz who absolutely is wonderful, but I would have liked to see Leo get nominated.
As for who’ll win? I honestly think every one of them has a chance. Jones emerged as a frontrunner, but has won nothing. If Lincoln turns out to be the jauggernaunt that 12 nominations suggests it might, he will probably slide in. Hoffman, like I said should win. He has appeared at every guild and won the BFCA award, but as this year proves, precusors don’t matter. Waltz seems unlikely, but that Globe win really changed the race. He did get nominated over heavyweights like DiCaprio and Bardem.
January 16, 2013 at 7:10 am #541596
Honestly? This would be my PERSONAL WINNER:January 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm #541597
Arkin did virtually nothing in his role and Jones was forgettable in Lincoln (a film whose only actor I’d nominate would be Daniel-Day Lewis).
I liked the other three nominees, but Waltz is lead, and I wouldn’t call de Niro Oscar-worthy for this particular role, so Hoffman (who gave an astounding performance) gets my vote!January 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm #541598
Jim Broadbent, by a MILE; although, imo, he’s a Lead.January 27, 2013 at 1:21 pm #541599
Tommy Lee JonesJanuary 30, 2013 at 12:40 pm #541600
Having now seen them all I’d vote cancelling the whole category this year. Worst line up in any acting category I can ever remember. Some one is going to win a 2nd (Or 3rd) Oscar for some really mediocre work.February 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm #541601
None of the above.