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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/22/2011

Oscars 2011: Predicting the supporting actor and supporting actress winners

By Jen Chaney

Post film critic Ann Hornaday and I already discussed, in video clip form, our thoughts about the Oscar contenders in the original and adapted screenplay categories. Today we turn our attention to the supporting actor and actress races.

Is there any chance of an upset or are both Academy Awards destined to go to a pair of "Fighter" co-stars, namely Christian Bale and Melissa Leo?

Watch and find out what Ann and I are predicting.

Agree or disagree? Cast your vote: Who will win the 2011 Academy Awards?

Related coverage:

Predictions video: best original and adapted screenplay

Five reasons the Oscar telecast may be less predictable this year

More Oscar coverage

By Jen Chaney  | February 22, 2011; 12:34 PM ET
Categories:  Awards Season, Movies, Oscars  
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Just a thought: if we can't award a talented young adult (female) a trophy for best actress, assigning her instead to "supporting" for no other reason than her age, what makes *anyone* think we can get rid of categories by sex?

Posted by: cfow1 | February 22, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Movies have bombed since the names of the "stars" became longer and longer-and harder to prounce. Remember when the marquee would proudly say"

Faye Wray & Bruce Cabot
King Kong?

Now we have names like: Leonardo Di Caprio; Catherine Zeta Jones; Sarah Jessica Parker; Renee Zellwegger. By the time a presenter finishes pronouncing the name, the allotted tome is over!

Posted by: fregameeate | February 22, 2011 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God, fregameeate. The horror of having to use people's ACTUAL NAMES instead of those imposed by studios. Cabot was born Etienne Pelissier Jacques de Bujac, and Fay Wray's first name is Vina. Whereas, all of those you cite are actually working under their real names.

Posted by: jschafin2 | February 24, 2011 2:04 PM | Report abuse

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