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84th Academy Awards

Best Supporting Actor

Ty Burr, Boston Globe film critic
Ty Burr says ...
Poor Max von Sydow: The 82-year-old actor gives what may be his last great performance, and all anyone cares about is Plummer, a beloved legend who will finally get the credit he's due. How do you beat Captain von Trapp as a terminally ill gay dad? Answer: You don't.
  • Will win
    Christopher Plummer, Beginners

  • Should win
    Christopher Plummer, Beginners

  • Shouldn't be here
    Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

  • Was robbed
    Patton Oswalt, Young Adult

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe film critic
Wesley Morris says ...
Branagh's Laurence Olivier is good, but because the film is structured, in part, around how frustrating Marilyn Monroe is to Olivier, the performance also feels erratic. Plummer is better in a movie that he should be the star of. Von Sydow barely says a word, and with all respect to that French movie, he’s "the artist."
  • Will win
    Christopher Plummer, Beginners

  • Should win
    Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

  • Shouldn't be here
    Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

  • Was robbed
    Robert Longstreet, Septien