Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominees: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Daniel Brühl (Rush), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Predictions: Newcomer Barkhad Abdi proved to be a smart choice in villainy in Paul Greengrass' "based on a true story" pic. On the flip side, the HFPA overshot their bounds with giving nods to Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender, as both are but only true bit players. Our choice is for Tinsel Town to recognize how Daniel Brühl helped balance a film and truly stand out in his own light. Ron Howard's Formula-1 racing biopic was an epic piece of cinema due to Brühl's insight and performance.