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Contender: Casey Affleck, "Out of the Furnace" (Best Supporting Actor)
As it turns out, Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace" has been absolutely killing it with SAG audiences. It makes sense: Cooper drew out the kind of lived-in work actors dream of delivering, and this ensemble is full of respected names that deliver. It could even be something to watch in the ensemble field, but if one performance is spotlighted, it could well be Casey Affleck's haunted Iraq vet slowly making his way through a downward spiral of desperation.
- Kristopher Tapley