The Oscars are coming up this Sunday! The 2014 nominees for Best Supporting Actor are pictured here with the film roles that got them nominated. Here are the predictions by the Los Angeles Times, and Variety! Get your ballots ready!
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Barkhad Abdi portrays Muse, the leader of a band of Somali pirates who seize a merchant vessel. This is the first Academy Award nomination for Barkhad Abdi.
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Bradley Cooper portrays Richie DiMaso, an FBI agent who forces a con man to participate in a sting operation. This is the second Academy Award nomination for Bradley Cooper.
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Michael Fassbender plays Edwin Epps, a brutal Louisiana plantation owner who buys a free man who has been kidnapped and sold into slavery. This is the first Academy Award nomination for Michael Fassbender.
Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Jonah Hill plays Donnie Azoff, the partner of a stockbroker engaged in a far-reaching securities fraud. This is the second Academy Award nomination for Jonah Hill.
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
As Rayon, Jared Leto plays a transgender woman who forms an unlikely friendship with a homophobic straight man. This is the first Academy Award nomination for Jared Leto.