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2012 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

2012 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

Starring Christopher Plummer as a newly out gay man in his 70s and Ewan McGregor as the aimless son who mourns him, Mike Mills’ heartbreaking film is based on personal experiences with his own father. Told in segmented flashbacks, “Beginners” is a poignant love poem that asks universal questions that have plagued every generation, even as it offers no answers.

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Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 84th Academy Award winners through February 26th, when the winners are announced.

Some are suggesting the unexpected presence of Max Von Sydow here might give Christopher Plummer a run for his money,  but the battle of the Oscarless octogenarians is greatly exaggerated.  Plummer very likely has this in the bag, and deservedly so.

Best supporting actor predictions below. Watch clips of who Press Play’s thinks should win in this category, and check out predictions in all categories here.

The Nominees
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Predicted Winner: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
The Potential Spoiler: Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Shoulda Been Here: Albert Brooks, Drive

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