2011 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor nominees

Christian Bale, John Hawkes, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Geoffrey Rush are up for the prize

Topics: Oscars, Movie Awards Season,

2011 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor nominees

A crack addict, a meth-head, a bank robber, an estranged father and a speech therapist –that’s either the start to a really bad joke, or this year’s slate of Best Supporting Actor nominees:

Christian Bale in “The Fighter

 

John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone

 

Jeremy Renner in “

The Town

 



Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right

 

Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech“ 

Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.

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