Lead actors and actresses are often promoted as a movie’s muscle, but the supporting players are usually the film’s backbone. Without a strong supporting cast, the whole project has a chance of falling apart.
Would “Creed” have packed as much of a punch without Sylvester Stallone‘s returned presence to the iconic franchise’s once-main-but-now-supporting character?
Would “Spotlight” have captured the moral outrage of the Roman Catholic clergy scandal without Mark Ruffalo‘s turn as a reporter digging further and further for the truth, even though he’s horrified at every step of the way?
Choose your pick for this year’s Best Supporting Actor.