Sat. Aug 8th, 2020

Potential 2020 Oscar Nomination Stats: SUPPORTING ACTOR

Each year of Oscar nominations brings with it the possibility of breaking records, making history, extending history, moving people around in all-time rankings or just some fun statistics to carry us through. In this four-part series, I’ll detail some possible stats that could arise with the 2020 Oscar nominations in all four acting categories. Previously: Best Actor and Best Actress. Next up, Supporting Actor.

If Alan Alda is nominated:

-He’ll be the third oldest nominee in this category.

-He would be the third supporting performer nominated twice at the Oscars without SAG and GG nominations after Marcia Gay Harden and Michael Shannon.


If Willem Dafoe is nominated:

-He’ll be nominated twice in consecutive years without a SAG nomination.

-He’ll be the second actor this decade to have 3 consecutives nominations after Bradley Cooper.

-He’ll be tied in first place as the most nominated actor at 4 alongside Walter Brennan, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Arthur Kennedy, Jack Nicholson and Claude Rains.


If Jamie Foxx is nominated:

-He’ll be the first male actor returning as nominee after getting double nominations (Pacino is potentially another one this year).


If Tom Hanks is nominated:

-With a timeline of 19 years between his previous and newest nominations, this would be the second-longest gap in the last 20 years between nominations after Tommy Lee Jones in 2007.


If Anthony Hopkins is nominated:

-He’ll be the first actor (or simultaneous second with Pryce) to play a Pope.

-He’ll be the 7th oldest nominee here.

-He’ll became the Welsh thespian with the most Oscar nominations at five (or tied if Bale is also nominated).

-He’ll be the 6th British male actor with most Oscar nominations at five, after Laurence Olivier (10), Peter O’Toole (8), Richard Burton (7) and Daniel Day-Lewis and Michael Caine (6).


If Shia LaBeouf is nominated:

-He’ll be the first male performer born in 1986. After that only 1984 and 1987 will be empty of male Oscar nominees.

-He’ll be the third supporting performer nominated without SAG and GG noms after Marcia Gay Harden, Alan Alda and Michael Shannon.


If Tracy Letts is nominated:

-He’ll be the fourth performer nominated without SAG and GG noms after Marcia Gay Harden, Alan Alda and Michael Shannon.

-He would be the second performer nominated with no precursors after 2018’s Marina de Tavira.


If John Lithgow is nominated:

-With a timeline of 36 years between his last and new nomination, this would be the longest gap in the last 20 years between nominations beating Tommy Lee Jones in 2007.


If Al Pacino is nominated:

-He’ll became the second-most nominated living actor after Jack Nicholson.

-He’ll be tied with Paul Newman and Spencer Tracy with 9 noms, in third place, just behind Jack Nicholson (12) and Laurence Olivier (10).

-He’ll be tied in second place as the most nominated actor in this category with 3 alongside names like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Plummer, Jack Palance, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Ustinov, Willem Dafoe and others.

-He’ll be the 9th oldest nominee.


If Joe Pesci is nominated:

-He’ll be tied in second place as the most nominated actor in this category with 3 alongside names like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Plummer, Jack Palance, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Ustinov, Willem Dafoe and others.


If Brad Pitt is nominated:

-He’ll be the most nominated actor born in Oklahoma with 4 nominations.

-He’ll be the fourth actor nominated in this category from a Quentin Tarantino film (after Samuel L. Jackson in 1994’s Pulp Fiction, Robert Forester in 1997’s Jackie Brown and Christoph Waltz in 2009’s Inglourious Basterds and 2012’s Django Unchained).


If Sam Rockwell is nominated:

-He’ll be the second actor this decade to have 3 consecutives nominations after Bradley Cooper.


If Song Kang-ho is nominated:

-He’ll be the third male actor nominated in this category for a full non-English language performance after 1974’s Robert De Niro and 2000’s Benicio Del Toro.

-He’ll be the first actor nominated for a full no Western World / European language (Korean).

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