Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Whether you loved it or hated it, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master was a tantalizing piece of work. Thanks in large part to its brilliant cast which was headlined by a trio of Oscar worthy performances from Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hoffman seems to be the most likely winner from the bunch, as one of them clearly deserves a statue.
Other Major Contenders: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook), Alan Arkin (Argo) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Other Possibilities: Russell Crowe (Les Miserables), Jim Broadbent (Cloud Atlas) and Hal Holbrook (Promised Land)