‘The Best Movies: Countdown to Gold’ podcast: Best supporting actor

In this new podcast, Richard Roeper and Roe Conn talk about the Academy Awards’ best supporting actor nominees, including notable actors who didn’t stand a chance.

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Heavyweight Oscar contenders round out the nominees for best supporting actor at the 2020 Academy Awards. Some would say the young up-and-comers (under the age of 50) don’t stand a chance competing against these movie legends.

Richard Roeper and Roe Conn discuss arguably the most star-studded list of nominees in any acting category so far this century in the second episode of The Best Movies: Countdown for Gold.

Here is how each nominee has been recognized in acting by the Academy in the past:

ACTING STATS

Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • 1989, “Big” — Nominated
  • 1994, “Philadelphia” — Won
  • 1995, “Forrest Gump” — Won
  • 1999, “Saving Private Ryan” — Nominated
  • 2001, “Cast Away” — Nominated

Anthony Hopkins

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Anthony Hopkins is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “The Two Popes” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • 1992, “The Silence of the Lambs” — Won
  • 1994, “The Remains of the Day” — Nominated
  • 1996, “Nixon” — Nominated
  • 1998, “Amistad” — Nominated

Al Pacino

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Al Pacino is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “The Irishman” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • 1973, “The Godfather” — Nominated
  • 1974, “Serpico” — Nominated
  • 1975, “The Godfather II” — Nominated
  • 1976, “Dog Day Afternoon” — Nominated
  • 1980, “... And Justice for All.” — Nominated
  • 1991, “Dick Tracy” — Nominated
  • 1993, “Scent of a Woman” — Won
  • 1993, “Glengarry Glen Ross” — Nominated

Joe Pesci

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Joe Pesci is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “The Irishman” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • 1981, “Raging Bull” — Nominated
  • 1991, “Goodfellas” — Won

Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • 1996, “12 Monkeys” — Nominated
  • 2009, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” — Nominated
  • 2012, “Moneyball” — Nominated

Notable Omissions

Willem Dafoe in “The Lighthouse”

Jamie Foxx in “Just Mercy”

Timothee Chalamet in “Little Women”

Shia LaBeouf in “Honey Boy”

Alan Alda in “Marriage Story”

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