I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

Oscars 2017 – Best Supporting Actor

Next up in the Oscar preview is looking at the performances which have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor. This race has heated up a little bit over the past few weeks after everyone thought it was a clear run for Ali.

Remind yourself of the nominees and don’t forget to say who you want to win!

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) Review

He must be in the film for about five minutes, ok maybe ten minutes. But we already know my feelings on the film so I won’t get into that. Don’t get me wrong Ali was very good in the brief scenes we got him for, I was left wanting more of his character but as we moved through the ages he quickly disappeared without a huge explanation just one small mention. Which was such a shame as such a good character which could have been developed a lot more, but that just wasn’t to be.

Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) Review

Yes, I might just be slightly biased with this one considering my love for not only the film but Jeff Bridges himself. He gets some fantastic lines and yes he might be doing something similar to what we have seen before from him, but let’s face it he is very damn good at it. He gets some cracking lines in this film and his delivery of them is just perfect. We all know that the Academy do love him as he is a previous winner and nominee.

Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) Review

While I ended up finding myself slightly underwhelmed by the film, the hype really did kill it! I was impressed the most by Hedges I thought his performance was very mature and real, managing to mix in some humour with the very serious moments. I was actually rather surprised to see him nominated in all honesty, as I just didn’t expect him to get enough credit.

Dev Patel (Lion) Review

I have to show a slight bias toward Patel right? He is flying the British flag for this category. He is very impressive in the film and shows a lot of emotion on-screen not bad from his start in Skins, I remember watching that right at the beginning! Anyway in recent weeks he has gained ground in the race due to picking up some awards on the circuit. In all honesty I think I would be happy seeing him win, due to the emotional story.

Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) Review

This one seemed to come as quite a surprise as thankfully Nocturnal Animals did not received much love from the Academy. A film I would extremely pretentious and did not enjoy at all. I can say though that Shannon was easily the best thing about the film, he really is something else as an actor and always manages to put in incredible performances. This one as no different as the cop trying to help solve the case.

Who I want to win – Jeff Bridges
Who I think will win – Mahershala Ali
Outside chance – Dev Patel


9 responses

  1. This category has been full of surprises in the past, especially when it comes to honoring legends like Jeff Bridges. However, most think it’s Ali, but I agree that his character lacked a big “moment”, and he suddenly disappeared from the movie – this COULD be the “Lion” award with a Patel upset – we will see!

    February 23, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    • Caz

      Not long to find out now! I think this is probably one of the closest in the acting race to try and work out. So thought I would do this blog post first.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      • Yes, I will wait to give my opinion on the other categories as you post them, but I see two other potential upsets looming

        February 23, 2017 at 11:17 pm

  2. Patel is in the wrong category…he should be lead actor, not supporting. Come on, Academy…wtf. He’s in Lion for half the movie, whereas Ali is in Moonlight for a solid five minutes. Doesn’t seem fair at all.

    February 24, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    • Caz

      It really has become such a problem! Usually happens more in the female awards, but looks like its starting to creep into the male side! I personally think Sunny Pawar was the best thing about and in Lion!

      February 24, 2017 at 5:01 pm

  3. gibra9948

    Didn’t think I would enjoy Moonlight but I did and that was in no small part (sorry) due to Mahershala Ali. For an upset I would go for Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea.
    Mahershala Ali

    February 25, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    • Caz

      Haha don’t be sorry, I must have just missed the whole point of the film!

      I thought Hedges was very good in Manchester by the Sea!

      February 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm

  4. Coming across this late, but I also loved Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water. Also, I have absolutely no love in my heart for Manchester by the Sea. I thought it was excruciatingly pretentious.

    March 28, 2017 at 1:42 am

    • Caz

      Thanks for the comment! Pleased you agree about Bridges. Yeah I can understand what you mean about Manchester By the Sea as I found it so much less than it was built up to be!

      March 28, 2017 at 9:44 pm

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