OSCARS 2014: A Look at the Supporting Performance Nominees

Photo: Focus Features

Photo: Focus Features

(This is Part 2 of a five-part series looking at the Oscar nominees in the eight major categories. For Part 1, click here.)

Ten supporting performances are nominated for Academy Awards each year: five male and five female. This year’s batch includes six first-time acting nominees, two previous nominees, and two Oscar winners.

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REVIEW: Captain Phillips

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Chris Luckett

Anyone who grew up in the ‘90s and played Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64 remembers one of the tensest levels in the game taking place aboard a frigate, with James Bond needing to rescue hostages. No such hostage scene existed in the actual movie, but the first act of the incredibly tense Captain Phillips gives audiences the feel of it better than a Bond movie possibly could.

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