The Film Experience’s Nathaniel Rogers has prompted me to start giving some thought to the supporting categories. They feel blown out at the moment. Nat built this chart, and wrote a must-read post, to illustrate how supporting actors often get categorized:
So, Nat right mentions the assumed frontrunners right now – namely Geoffrey Rush who is a force to be reckoned with and seems to have the statue in hand — just by saying that one can jinx it, but the truth is – Rush’s is going to end the year, I feel sure, as one of the very best period, supporting OR lead. It’s the combination of his great work, his BODY of work, and the likability of his character.¬† But aside from Rush, what other names are churning around?