Actor in a Supporting Role
Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike)
It’s not all right, all right, all right with us that Matthew McConaughey’s charisma-soaked turn as the ripped emcee of a Florida-based male stripper revue went overlooked by prudish Academy members. Beyond being the live wire that gives Magic Mike its spark, the role was the jewel in the crown of his comeback year. Put it this way: more than a few of the crumpled up dollars stuffed into the movie’s bulging $113 million final gross are tips meant for him.
Also Overlooked: Javier Bardem (Skyfall), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), James Gandolfini (Killing Them Softly), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained), Michael Shannon (Premium Rush)
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