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Op-Ed: 2016 Oscar predictions: 'Best Supporting Actor'

Posted Feb 17, 2016 by Markos Papadatos
On February 28, the Academy Awards are going to take place in California, and Digital Journal predicts who will win "Best Supporting Actor."
Sylvester Stallone walked away from the Golden Globes with best supporting actor in "Creed &quo...
Sylvester Stallone walked away from the Golden Globes with best supporting actor in "Creed," in which he reprised his iconic role of boxer Rocky Balboa
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This year's "Best Supporting Actor" nominees include Christian Bale for The Big Short, Tom Hardy for The Revenant, Mark Ruffalo for Spotlight, Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies and Sylvester Stallone for Creed.
Analysis: For actors Mark Ruffalo and Mark Rylance, the nomination in this category is the reward. A previous Academy Award winner, Christian Bale garnered a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nomination for his role in The Big Short, but failed to be in the running for a Golden Globe. This category is most likely a two man race between Tom Hardy and Sylvester Stallone, with the latter having the edge. Stallone, in addition to his veteran status as an actor, gives one of the best acting performances of his career in Creed, and having won the Golden Globe works in his favor.