2011 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor nominees

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

Published February 26, 2011 6:27PM (EST)

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

By Peter Finocchiaro

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