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2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Supporting Actor
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 It’s that time of year again, as Hollywood’s finest find themselves, with alarming regularity, donning outfits that cost more than your house and jewellery worth more than you will earn in a lifetime. But awards season is all building to one supreme event, the Empire Awards Oscars on February 24. Ahead of that milestone, we assess the chances of each nominee in the major categories, and see who’s looking good ahead of the big night...

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2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Supporting Actor | Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin

Film: Argo

Why He Will Win

1  It’s a good performance as a Hollywood good guy, which is something that Tinseltown might want to encourage.
2 Arkin could benefit from Argo’s apparent momentum, because at some point all that underdog kudos has got to make it the front-runner.
3 He’s Alan Arkin. Everyone loves Alan Arkin.

 

 Why He Won't Win

1  It’s not the most obviously eye-catching performance of the year, with Arkin projecting an air of quiet patriotism heavily laced with cynicism rather than, say, hyperbolic rage.
2 Arkin has yet to bag a win at any of the big pre-Oscar awards shows.
3 Doesn’t it feel a bit as though he’s nominated just for being Alan Arkin? Was it really that limit-pushing a role for him?

 

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1 SUPPORTING ACTOR CATEGORY????
Only realised this when you said De Niro is the only nominee with 2 oscars and I was thinking, doesn't Day Lewis also have 2 More

Posted by Jamie_M on Monday February 18, 2013, 17:12

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