The race for Best Supporting Actor was not wide open but neither was a sure thing for any one actor when the 85th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24. Tommy Lee Jones was favored to take home the glory for his role in “Lincoln.” Far from predictable, nerves were jangled as the nominees were read and the envelope opened.
Christoph Waltz won the award for his role in "Django Unchained" and first thanked his competitors. He thanked Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio before mentioning others associated with the film.
Other nominees in the category for Best Supporting Actress were:
- Alan Arkin in "Argo"
- Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master"
- Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"
The Austria-German actor has been acting since 1979. He was last nominated in the same category for 2009’s “Inglourious Basterds.” Other films of note include “The Green Hornet”, “Water for Elephants” and “Carnage.”
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