The 2016 Oscar nominations have arrived! While the nominees start optimistically practicing their speeches, it’s time for the rest of us to make predictions. That’s right, it’s time to answer the big question: Who will win the 2016 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role? The 2016 Oscar nominees for Best Supporting Actor were released on January 14, so out of the nominees, who do you think should win? These five nominees were selected from the scores of amazing supporting actor roles this past year. While Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Christian Bale, Mark Ruffalo, and Sylvester Stallone were all noteworthy in their own right, only one actor’s name can be in the envelope.
Sylvester Stallone won the Golden Globe for reprising his role as Rocky Balboa in Creed. Will he defend his title at the Oscars? If he does, he’ll have to defeat other heavy hitter A-listers like Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Christian Bale (The Big Short), and Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight). Respected actor of stage and screen, Mark Rylance, could also take the prize for his supporting role in Bridge of Spies.
No category is without controversy. While many film fans may think Idris Elba was snubbed for his performance in Beasts of No Nation, these are the remaining five actors who now have the chance to take home the 2016 Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Vote up the actors you believe had the best performances, and vote down any actors who didn't hold their own weight.