2014 BAFTA Award predictions
'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'Philomena'... what will the Brits go for?
Best Supporting Actor
Gregory Ellwood and Kristopher Tapley predict: Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"
Guy Lodge predicts: Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"
Lowdown: Jared Leto has barely given anyone else a chance this season, but with BAFTA freezing out "Dallas Buyers Club," the race is open. Logic points to Michael Fassbender: a nominee two years ago for "Shame," the Irish star is a local industry fixture and a powerful presence is a Best Picture frontrunner. But if voters decide "Slave's" cup runneth over, Abdi -- surprise winner of the London Critics' Circle Award, in a film very well-liked by BAFTA -- is likeliest to upset.