Those Oscar Missed: Best Supporting Actor

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Best Supporting Actor can be a very fun category.  It’s always made up of actors whose roles were small but significant.  Once in a while the nominating process can be a bit controversial (Anthony Hopkins and Forest Whitaker gave supporting performances in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs and 2006’s The Last King of Scotland, respectively, but yet they both were nominated and won for Best Actor simply because they were submitted for leading role rather than supporting).  There have been times where the Academy dropped the ball and snubbed some incredible supporting performances.  Here are some major snubs that have my support.

One major snub is Orson Welles for 1958’s Touch of Evil.  He turns in a terrific performance as Quinlan, a corrupt police captain who plants false evidence to convict criminals who he feels were guilty nevertheless.  He does whatever it takes…

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