12 February 2013 11:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Nominees Alan Arkin, Argo Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained Could Best Supporting Actor be this year's most unsettled Oscar category? While Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway have grabbed nearly every Best Actor and Supporting Actress trophy around, several men have split the Supporting Actor plaudits. And unlike last year, when Christopher Plummer's Beginners win was a foregone conclusion, this crop could provide some genuine excitement early in the Oscar telecast. (Still, keep your expectations in check: This is one terse, ornery group of former winners.)If there's a tentative front-runner here for you to put down on your Vulture Oscar ballot, it's got to be Lincoln's Tommy Lee Jones, who took home the Screen Actors Guild win in this category. Over the past five years, SAG has correctly indicated the eventual Oscar winner in »

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