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Anne Hathaway, Philip Seymour Hoffman Lead Best Supporting Actress / Actor Categories

Anne Hathaway Les Miserables Best Supporting ActressAnne Hathaway, Philip Seymour Hoffman have the leads in the supporting categories

[See previous post: "Jessica Chastain vs. Jennifer Lawrence: Best Actress Favorites."] Anne Hathaway, who suffers horrors in Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who creates a new philosophy / religion in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, are the two favorites in, respectively, the Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor categories this awards season. (Photo: Anne Hathaway Les Misérables.) [Intro: Movie Awards Season 2013.]

Anne Hathaway leads the Best Supporting Actress category (bad pun intended) by a wide margin. Philip Seymour Hoffman, however, is only slightly ahead of Tommy Lee Jones in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. See below.

Best Supporting Actress omissions

Among the actresses in supporting roles that have been all but ignored this awards season are Melissa Leo and Kelly Reilly, Flight; Noomi Rapace, Prometheus; Shirley MacLaine, Bernie; Penélope Cruz, To Rome with Love; Scarlett Johansson, Hitchcock; Anna Kendrick, End of Watch; Kristen Stewart, On the Road; and Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook.

Also: Helena Bonham Carter, Amanda Seyfried, and Samantha Barks, Les Misérables; and Susan Sarandon for a quartet of movies: Robot & Frank, Cloud Atlas, Arbitrage, and Jeff, Who Lives at Home. And finally, somewhat paradoxically, top Best Supporting Actress pick Anne Hathaway, whose Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises has been totally eclipsed by her Fantine.

Best Supporting Actor omissions

Among the "forgotten" performers in the Best Supporting Actor category are Jude Law, Anna Karenina; Paul Giamatti, Cosmopolis; William H. Macy, The Sessions; Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers; Michael Fassbender, Prometheus; Tom Cruise, Rock of Ages; Woody Allen and Roberto Benigni, To Rome with Love; and Hal Holbrook, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and James Spader, Lincoln.

Also: John Goodman, Flight and Argo; Irrfan Khan, Life of Pi; Viggo Mortensen, On the Road; Ian McKellen, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; Ben Whishaw, Cloud Atlas; and Michael Caine and Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises. Hardy is perhaps the year's biggest disappointment of all, as his Bane was to have been TDKR's grandiose equivalent to Heath Ledger's Joker in The Dark Knight.

Best Supporting Actress 2012 / 2013

  • Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables: 13 wins (Austin, Detroit, Florida, Indiana, Kansas City, Las Vegas, New York Online, Oklahoma, Phoenix, Satellite, Southeastern, Utah, Washington). 3 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes, SAG Awards).
  • Sally Field, Lincoln: 4 wins (Boston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Nevada, New York). 3 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes, SAG Awards).
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions: 2 wins (St. Louis [tied with Ann Dowd], San Francisco). 4 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Spirit Awards). In addition to one Best Actress win (Nevada, tied with Silver Linings Playbook's Jennifer Lawrence.]
  • Amy Adams, The Master: 2 wins (Chicago, Los Angeles). 2 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes).
  • Ann Dowd, Compliance: 2 wins (National Board of Review, St. Louis [tied with Helen Hunt]). 2 nominations (Critics Choice, Spirit Awards).
  • Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower: 1 win (San Diego).
  • Gina Gershon, Killer Joe: 1 win (Toronto).
  • Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy: 2 nominations (Golden Globes, SAG Awards).
  • Judi Dench, Skyfall: 1 nomination (Critics Choice).
  • Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister's Sister: 1 nomination (Spirit Awards).
  • Brit Marling, Sound of My Voice: 1 nomination (Spirit Awards).
  • Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: 1 nomination (SAG Awards).
  • Lorraine Toussaint, Middle of Nowhere: 1 nomination (Spirit Awards).

Best Supporting Actor 2012 / 2013

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master: 9 wins (Chicago, Florida, Kansas City, Oklahoma, Phoenix, Southeastern, Toronto, Venice [as Best Actor, shared with Joaquin Phoenix], Washington). 3 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes, SAG Awards).
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln: 6 wins (Dallas-Ft. Worth, Indiana, Las Vegas, Nevada, New York Online, San Francisco). 3 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes, SAG Awards).
  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained: 3 wins (Austin, St. Louis, San Diego). 1 nomination (Golden Globes).
  • Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild: 2 wins (Los Angeles, Utah).
  • Javier Bardem, Skyfall: 1 win (Satellite). 2 nominations (Critics Choice, SAG Awards).
  • Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook: 1 win (Detroit). 2 nominations (Critics Choice, SAG Awards)
  • Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike and Bernie: 1 win (New York). 2 nominations, Magic Mike (Spirit Awards, Critics Choice).
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained: 1 win (National Board of Review). 1 nomination: (Golden Globes)
  • Alan Arkin, Argo: 3 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes, SAG Awards).
  • Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower: 1 win (Boston).
  • David Oyelowo, Middle of Nowhere: 1 nomination (Spirit Awards).
  • Michael Peña, End of Watch: 1 nomination (Spirit Awards).
  • Sam Rockwell, Seven Psychopaths: 1 nomination (Spirit Awards).
  • Bruce Willis, Moonrise Kingdom: 1 nomination (Spirit Awards).

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