Best Supporting Actor
I'm still hurting from the Academy overlooking Albert Brooks for "Drive." Not as much as he's hurting, but still….he's Nemo's dad! It's like shooting goldfish at the Petco. Brooks was the only man between Christopher Plummer and the Oscar for playing a father who has a gay spring in the winter of his life. No one else stands a chance, unless it becomes a battle of the overlooked octogenarians and Max von Sydow pulls ahead for "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," a movie that got more attention than Plummer's "Beginners." These actors go way back: von Sydow was playing Jesus in "The Greatest Story Ever Told" in 1965 when Plummer was Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music."