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Behind the scenes with the most effective supporting actor Oscar nominees forward of the 2024 Academy Awards ceremony

Behind the scenes with the most effective supporting actor Oscar nominees forward of the 2024 Academy Awards ceremony


Watch scenes from the performances nominated within the class of greatest supporting actor on the 96th annual Academy Awards, in addition to interviews with the Oscar nominees under. The 2024 Oscars can be offered on Sunday, March 10.

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Oscar nominees for greatest supporting actor, from left: Sterling Ok. Brown, “American Fiction”; Robert De Niro, “Killers of the Flower Moon”; Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer”; Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”; and Mark Ruffalo, “Poor Issues.” 

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Sterling Ok. Brown, “American Fiction”

Sterling Ok. Brown, greatest identified from the long-running collection “This Is Us,” earned his first Academy Award nomination for “American Fiction,” taking part in Cliff, a plastic surgeon who has simply come out of the closet, and who maintains difficult relationships with brother Monk (performed by Jeffrey Wright) and sister Lisa (Tracee Ellis Ross). 

Based mostly on the novel “Erasure” by Percival Everett, writer-director Wire Jefferson’s satire delves into the struggles that Monk has each professionally and along with his household. Cliff specifically checks this bond that the brothers share, with their strained communications coated over by the teasing that could be a sibling’s wont.  

On this scene, Cliff questions Monk’s girlfriend, Coraline (Erika Alexander), about her attraction to his brother:


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Brown, who has gained three Emmy Awards (for “American Crime Story,” “This Is Us,” and “Lincoln: Divided We Stand”), and 4 Display screen Actors Guild Awards, advised the Hollywood Reporter that the screenplay for “American Fiction” was top-of-the-line he’d ever learn. It was additionally a welcome change of tempo after six years of “This Is Us.” “It was crucial for me to search out roles that didn’t really feel Randall Pearson-esque,” he stated. “Cliff was a stunning type of comedic foil. He is additionally an individual who must be handled somewhat than the one that’s coping with every part. It is type of good to be the dude that needs to be handled.”

When analyzing the character of Cliff, Brown described to Deadline the attitudes he confronted when, as a scholar at Stanford pursuing a enterprise diploma, he determined to turn out to be an actor as a substitute — a call that almost all of his household didn’t perceive. “It is not an ideal comparability, but it surely’s the most effective one which I’ve to my very own private life expertise relating to Cliff being homosexual, and never even a call he was in a position to articulate as a result of I believe he knew to not articulate it as a result of he in all probability had sufficient indicators round him that it would not be the factor to be,” he stated. “I believe everyone, to a sure extent, has this sense of being on the skin, that everyone else understands what it is wish to be part of the membership, and then you definitely really feel such as you’re on the skin of the membership. I believe I’ve had that feeling when selecting to be an actor. I believe Cliff has that in being homosexual and discovering a approach of discovering your tribe and acceptance and feeling comfy with your self.

“So, it actually does not matter if individuals agree along with your resolution or agree along with your life-style, as a result of your consolation permits you to be no matter that you must be, and to maneuver by the world regardless,” he stated.

“American Fiction” is accessible on VOD.       

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Robert De Niro, “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Robert De Niro has collaborated with director Martin Scorsese on 10 movies exploring the prices of bodily and emotional violence, from “Imply Streets” — their breakthrough image — to “Killers of the Flower Moon,” the true story of a wave of murders of Osage Indians within the early twentieth century who held precious oil rights on their Oklahoma land.

De Niro performs William Hale, a rancher and businessman referred to as “King of the Osage Hills,” seemingly a good friend of the Native People — a benevolent member of the neighborhood who aids the Osage and even speaks their language. However when oil is found on Osage property, Hale schemes a collection of murders that permit White males who marry Osage ladies to inherit their fortunes.

On this scene, Hale excoriates his nephew, Ernest (Leonardo DiCaprio), for a botched homicide that was alleged to be made to seem like a suicide:


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On this scene, Hale shouldn’t be precisely reassuring as he tries to influence his nephew Ernest that he’s protected from the legislation — or that Hale is merely taking care of Ernest’s greatest pursuits by asking him to signal away rights to a possible fortune. [I mean, would you trust this guy?]


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At a press convention ultimately yr’s Cannes Movie Competition, De Niro admitted he did not perceive the duality of his character: “I do not perceive rather a lot about him,” he stated. “He needs to be charming, he has to win individuals over … Why he betrays them on this approach?

“I believe a part of it with him, I assume, is honest. It is simply the opposite half the place he is betraying them, there is a feeling of entitlement, I assume you can say. We turned much more conscious after George Floyd with systemic racism, and so that is what it’s. … It is the banality of evil.”


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Notably, that is the primary time that DiCaprio, who starred with De Niro in 1993’s “This Boy’s Life,” has labored with De Niro and Scorsese on the identical characteristic, although they’d appeared in a brief movie collectively, 2015’s “The Audition.”

“The 2 of them are so unimaginable collectively,” DiCaprio advised “Sunday Morning.” “Their shorthand, the way in which they convey, it is virtually by signal language. It is nods and, ‘I do know, I do know.’ I imply, it is unimaginable to observe!” [Scorsese quipped that, unlike the shorthand he shares with De Niro, what he has with DiCaprio is “longhand.”]

This movie marks De Niro’s eighth appearing Oscar nomination; he is gained twice, for “The Godfather Half II” and “Raging Bull.”

“Killers of the Flower Moon” is streaming on Apple TV+, and is accessible on VOD.     

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Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer”

In “Oppenheimer,” Robert Downey Jr. engages in a bait-and-switch act in his efficiency as Lewis Strauss, board member on the Institute for Superior Research at Princeton, who brings J. Robert Oppenheimer on board after the famed physicist’s success at Los Alamos — and who later turns into Oppenheimer’s antagonist as head of the Atomic Power Fee over Oppenheimer’s public stance towards nuclear weapons.

On this scene, Strauss is pulled into an emergency assembly when it is realized that radiation — signal of a nuclear check by the Soviet Union — has been detected over the North Pacific:


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Strauss, aghast on the Soviet Union’s nuclear progress, is bent on constructing extra and larger bombs than the Russians — and believes Oppenheimer, who was outspoken towards nuclear proliferation, stands in his approach. His marketing campaign to discredit Oppenheimer contains options that he was a spy. A closed-door listening to by an Atomic Power Fee safety panel would vote to take away Oppenheimer’s safety clearance, making it inconceivable for him to proceed his analysis.

On this scene, Strauss vents with a Senate aide (Alden Ehrenreich) in regards to the testimony made towards him throughout a Cupboard affirmation listening to over the assaults on Oppenheimer:


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The son of filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., Downey Jr. got here to shoulder the large Marvel Cinematic Universe in his function as Tony Stark/Iron Man, chief of the Avengers. However his resume had proven a variety of characters in almost 100 movies, from “Chaplin,” “Good Evening, and Good Luck,” and “Zodiac,” to “Tropic Thunder,” “Sherlock Holmes” and “The Choose.” With “Oppenheimer,” he performs successfully off his private attraction to cover the unscrupulous ways of Strauss and the anger when his plans blow up in his face.

Downey, who gained the Display screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards for his efficiency, advised W Journal that he “jumped on the probability” to look in Christopher Nolan’s movie: “All the pieces about taking part in Lewis Strauss was … I do not need to say troublesome, but it surely was counterintuitive for me,” he stated. “I do know that we’re all mixtures of what our persona is and who we actually are. Nolan was inviting me to show the mirror onto an unexplored portion of myself. And the character, to me, is everyone who has ever felt slighted by any person who was extra vital than them. It gave me lots of time to replicate. I puzzled if I’ve come off like that to individuals previously. And I puzzled, if I had been them, if I would not search to destroy me.”

A giant problem was when the character referred to as for appearing contained: “Being nonetheless, which doesn’t come to me simply on a regular basis,” he stated. “And a part of it’s, I am middle-aged. If, at this level, I can not sit on my fingers and simply stand there and inform the reality, then I have been doing one thing mistaken for a very long time.”


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Discussing his function within the blockbuster movie, Downey advised The Related Press, “One of many issues about Nolan specifically that’s now evident is huge scale, huge impression, thrilling cinema — however there’s additionally this exploration of the subtleties of all of us, together with our frailties and our defects and all this stuff which might be actually troublesome to explain. And painted this image that is historic and really private and likewise surprising, in a cool approach.”

“Oppenheimer” is streaming on Peacock and is accessible through VOD.      

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Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”

Greta Gerwig advised “60 Minutes” that she wrote the function of Ken particularly for Ryan Gosling, although she’d by no means met him — even going as far as to put in writing him into the screenplay she co-authored with Noah Baumbach: “It stated, “Ken Ryan Gosling,” she famous.

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And you would be hard-pressed to call an actor higher suited to the function (although there are a lot of Kens within the movie). Gosling has been efficient each in dreamy romantic roles (“The Pocket book,” “Lars and the Actual Woman,” “Blue Valentine,” “Drive,” “La La Land”), and in movies taking part in males torn by loss or isolation (“Blade Runner 2049,” “First Man”).

In “Barbie,” set in a pink phantasmagoria referred to as Barbie Land, Ken is the epitome of Barbie equipment — the good-looking hunk whose objective appears to be making Barbie look good, whether or not it is on the seashore or driving shotgun within the Barbie automobile.

On this scene, Ken, desperate to impress Barbie (Margot Robbie), goes head-to-head with Ken (Simu Liu), threatening a “beach-off,” which sounds violent:


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However Ken begins to query his function after escorting Barbie to the Actual World (that’s, Santa Monica, California), the place Ken witnesses a land by which males are highly effective, wealthy, and journey horses. In reality, males seem to run the present. So, when it is time to head again to Barbie Land, he goals to show it right into a patriarchy, with males ruling the roost and doing the type of stuff bros do.

In one of many musical highlights of the movie, Ken (in mink) leads a high-powered dance that includes all the opposite Kens of Barbie Land, to the Oscar-nominated track “I am Simply Ken,” written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt — one in every of this yr’s nominees for greatest authentic track:


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Gosling advised Selection that he’d almost handed on taking part in Ken, which earned him his third Oscar nomination. “It is the toughest function I’ve ever needed to play,” he stated. “It was like a high-wire act — in tiny shorts and no shirt — with no internet.”

“Not directly, every part I’ve achieved led to [Ken],” Gosling continued. “And I can not consider I am saying that. There have been moments after I would do it the place I would suppose, ‘I have not felt like I’ve labored this difficult since “Blue Valentine.”‘ There have been moments after I left ‘Blue Valentine’ simply fully emotionally spent, laying on the ground of the automobile on the journey residence simply achieved — empty. And it was even more durable to play Ken. And I assumed, ‘How am I feeling that on this movie?'”

Gosling labored out 4 hours a day and attended dance courses to garner these Ken washboard abs. He additionally restricted his weight loss plan to, principally, nothing. “It was simply, like, espresso,” he stated.

“Barbie” is presently streaming on Max, and is accessible through VOD.     

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Mark Ruffalo, “Poor Issues”

The lineup of greatest supporting actor nominees for the Oscars matches up with the Display screen Actors Guild’s nominees, apart from one: From “Poor Issues,” as a substitute of Willem Dafoe, the Academy selected Mark Ruffalo, who’d beforehand been nominated for 3 Oscars (for “The Youngsters Are All Proper,” “Foxcatcher,” and “Highlight”).

A steam punk-inspired “Frankenstein” story, Yoros Lanthimos’ “Poor Issues” stars Emma Stone because the product of a mad scientist’s experimentation by which he implants the mind of a fetus into the physique of a suicide sufferer, Bella (performed by Stone).

Once we are launched to Bella, she is a toddler/fully-grown lady with minimal vocabulary simply studying methods to use her physicality. That tickles the curiosity of a lothario, Duncan (performed by Ruffalo), who takes upon himself the duty of “educating” Bella, primarily within the space of physicality.

On this scene, as Bella excites within the discovery of dance, he tries to match her, beat by beat:


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Duncan might be characterised by his jealousy and possessiveness, which come to the fore because the cad takes Bella world wide, solely to search out that the younger lady studying methods to turn out to be an impartial thinker is, within the course of, excluding him from her life.

On this scene, Duncan finds that Bella is maturing extra quickly than his jealousy appreciates:


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On this Related Press interview, Ruffalo in contrast “Poor Issues” to different movies in his profession, whether or not they had been small, impartial movies or Marvel superhero extravaganzas: “I really like making films, and I really like pushing myself. Sure issues, like this, are a lot extra expressive, and since it is humor, it has a unique type of power. It is simpler for an viewers to observe, perhaps … However I really feel I placed on the identical quantity of care and keenness into all of them. Possibly it does not come throughout like that, however I really feel like I strive!”


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“Individuals type of begin to see you in a sure approach, and then you definitely perhaps begin to see your self a sure approach, and that is so boring. … I am so completely happy that Yorgos and Emma noticed me on this after I, perhaps, did not even see myself on this.”

He advised Deadline that the daring physicality of his efficiency as Duncan reminded him lots of his early theater days, “the place I used to be simply very brave and type of harmful. For some motive through the years, I have been preserving it very restrained, and all of the elements I have been taking part in referred to as for that. This can be a half that nobody would’ve anticipated me in.”

Ruffalo stated he didn’t get notes from Lanthimos throughout filming about how out-there his efficiency ought to be, and if the director laughed, Ruffalo knew he was headed in the fitting course. In any other case, Lanthimos may provide, “That is sufficient of that.”

By the top, Duncan is a damaged soul, torn aside by the rejection of Bella. Ruffalo advised Deadline, “I’ve ladies pals that I do know that say, ‘I really like Duncan. I used to be actually pulling for him. I felt so dangerous for him,’ or guys had been like, ‘Man, I did not know what to make of that dude. However on the finish I used to be like, oh, God, poor man. I felt lots of sympathy for him.'”

“Poor Issues” is streaming on Hulu, and is accessible through VOD.     

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