Best Supporting Actor - Tim Robbins (Mystic River)
Ten Years Ago: Tim Robbins took home the award for his role as Dave Boyle in Mystic River. He beat out Alec Baldwin's ruthless Shelley Kaplow in The Cooler, Benicio Del Toro's haunted Jack Jordan in 21 Grams, Djimon Hounsou's heartbreaking Mateo Kuamey in In America, and Ken Watanabe's honorable Katsumoto in The Last Samurai. Now: Ten years later and this group of actors holds up surprisingly well. Most notably, Ken Watanabe has used his Oscar nomination to carve out a pretty nice Hollywood career for himself. Does that mean he'd now win the award? I don't think so but there is something else to discuss here. There was a lot of talk ten years ago about Sean Astin's heroic Sam in Return Of The King and while many would look to see that "wrong" righted, I think history maybe has cooled on that a bit. However, Andy Serkis' cg performance as Gollum has only gained recognition. He went on to portray King Kong and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot. He's solidified himself in the business as THE guy when it comes to creating cg characters. My guess is that he sneaks in with a nomination over Alec Baldwin or Benicio Del Toro. This is probably the biggest change because Tim Robbins is still going home with the award for his emotionally devastating performance as the haunted Dave Boyle in Mystic River.
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