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Oscar for best supporting actor: understand a little more about the category

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The Oscar is the highest award in cinema. It is the trophy that every artist, director, producer and person involved in the production of a film or documentary wants to take home and have on their shelf.

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And one of the always hotly contested categories is that of supporting actor/actress. The award is given to those who stand out in a secondary role in a plotand in many cases, it is even more striking than the protagonist of the film.

Today Minha Série explains in detail how the Oscar award for best supporting actor works, and the most outstanding winners. Check out!

What is the supporting actor/actress category at the Oscars?

The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Actress is awarded annually within the grand prize. He is chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which chooses five options, where one of them will be consecrated as the big winner.

Brad Pitt was the winner of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2020 for the film Once Upon a Time in… HollywoodSource: USA Today

The category chooses the actors and actresses who stood out in their secondary participation in a particular movie. That is, protagonists of a particular feature film cannot compete in this category, only for best actor or actress.

For example, in 2009 Heath Ledger won the Best Supporting Actor award for his performance as the villainous Joker in the film Batman the dark knight. As his role was in a supporting role in the plot, as much as his performance was highly praised, he cannot compete in the Best Actor category.

Joaquin Phoenix won the Oscar for Best Actor in the film Joker, because in the long the villain is the protagonistJoaquin Phoenix won the Oscar for Best Actor in the film Joker, because in the long the villain is the protagonistSource: Hollywood Reporter

Already in 2020, Joaquin Phoenix won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role of the same character in the film joker. However, on that occasion, the villain was the main protagonist of the plot. Because of this, Phoenix competed and won in the main category and not in the supporting category.

Which of the most iconic actors and actresses won the nomination?

Although the supporting term may sound less important, in the history of the Oscars, there were many moments where a prestigious actor or actress was consecrated with an award in the category, and ended up making history at the awards.

Heath Ledger's mother, father, and older sister received their Oscar for Best Supporting ActorHeath Ledger’s mother, father, and older sister received their Oscar for Best Supporting ActorSource: LAD Bible

Heath Ledger himself, quoted above, was nominated and won in the category in 2009. However, the actor passed away months before and it was up to his father, Kim, his mother, Sally, and his older sister, Kate, to take the stage to receive the award. award. They gave one of the most emotional speeches in Oscar history.

Last year, Troy Kotsur was the first deaf actor to win the award for her performance in the film In the Rhythm of the Heart. He gave a very inclusive speech, using sign language, and thanked theater stages for the deaf for being able to develop his work to the point of being awarded an Oscar.

Troy Kotsur made history last year by being the first deaf actor to win an Oscar.Troy Kotsur made history last year by being the first deaf actor to win an Oscar.Source: Vanity Fair

A curious fact happened in 1973, when actor Marlon Brando was awarded the Oscar for Supporting Actor for his iconic role of Don Corleone in the film The Godfather. Instead of going onstage, he sent Shasheen Littlefeather, chairman of an indigenous committee, who gave a quick speech claiming that the actor’s absence was a protest in favor of the authorities’ disregard for Native Americans.

In 2013, Lupita Nyong’o made her film debut in the film 12 years of slavery. A year later she won the Oscar for Supporting Actress for her role in the feature, and her first career work. Due to her dual nationality, she was also the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win the award.

Actress Lupita Nyong'o won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in her first film roleActress Lupita Nyong’o won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in her first film roleSource: Los Angeles Times

Meryl Streep is the actress with the most Oscar nominations, with 21 in total. However, she only won three times, twice as Best Actress, and once as Best Supporting Actress in 1979 for her role in the film. Kramer vs. Kramer. Afterwards, Meryl would compete in this category four more times.

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Now that you know how the award works, just keep an eye out to see who takes the Oscar for best supporting actor and actress in this year of 2023.

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