Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

26 December 2014

Best Supporting Actor 2014

My top choices in the order I would place them on my Academy ballot if I were allowed to vote. In other words, this is my top five, but I acknowledge that this list is already influenced by awards buzz, and the actors who I think would theoretically benefit the most from my vote are at the top.


CHADWICK BOSEMAN, Draft Day

SHIA LaBEOUF, Fury

RIZ AHMED, Nightcrawler

MARK RUFFALO, Foxcatcher

Also loved:
Olly Alexander, Le Week-end
Harvey Keitel, The Congress
Anthony Kelley, The Gambler
Harry Lloyd, The Theory of Everything
Valerio Mastandrea, Viva la Libertà
John McGuire, Mr. Turner
Gary Poulter, Joe
Tye Sheridan, Joe
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Related:
My Best Supporting Actor Picks from past years (2004-2013)