5suppactor_big If the lead actress category seems scattered this year, try Best Supporting Actor. Outside of J.K. Simmons (perhaps a favorite to win in his first Oscar at-bat) and Edward Norton, spots at this table are up for grabs. Japanese pop star Miyavi continues to get great early buzz for "Unbroken." Ethan Hawke is such a constant that he may well get in (thanks for keeping him in the conversation, Gotham Awards). Even Robert Duvall in the critically smacked "The Judge" still has an angle. With another scene or two, John Goodman could have been a cinch but even still, it's colorful enough to get its share of consideration. Strap in.

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