The Joker/Hannibal Lecter/Mister Miyagi Award for Best Male Supporting Actor
Previous Winners: Patrick Stewart (Logan), Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), Edward Norton (Birdman), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Richard Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Robert Downey Jr (Avengers: Endgame), Sasha Baron Cohen (Trial of the Chicago 7), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man: No Way Home)
As with the Female Supporting Actor Award, we had a name change for this award too. Named it after three of the great supporting characters in film history.
There are ten on the list of Male Supporting Actors
#10. Bokeem Woodbine (The Inspection). The drill sergeant who went out of his way to make things horribly difficult for Jeremy Pope in The Inspection.
#9. Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway). Henry was one of the standouts of the Apple TV + film Causeway.
#8. Mark Rylance (Bones and All). I did not like this movie much, but there is no denying that Mark Rylance was amazing as the crazed cannibal.
#7. Stanley Tucci (I Wanna Dance With Somebody). Clive Davis was a close friend and record executive that helped Whitney through her life and career and his care was special.
#6. Paul Dano (The Fabelmans). Paul Dano was excellent as the father who was supporting of his son while his marriage was falling apart.
#5. Tom Hanks (Elvis). Colonel Tom Parker had his fingers all over Elvis for years, manipulating him and everyone around. Hanks showed he could play an unlikable person as well.
#4. Colin Farrell (The Batman). Farrell is unrecognizable as The Penguin in the newest Batman film. He may not have been the main villain of the film, but he may have been the best.
#3. Tenoch Huerta (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever). Huerta did an amazing job with Namor, a longtime character of Marvel with a new background and culture. He was a villain who you did not want to root against.
#2. Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans). He was there for maybe ten minutes, but he absolutely dominated the screen while he was there. Perhaps the best performance of his career.
And the NUMBER ONE Best Male Supporting Actor is…
Ke Huy Quen (Everything Everywhere All At Once). What a comeback! As a child, Ke Huy Quen was Short Round in the Indiana Jones franchise and Data in The Goonies. He was amazing in the Multiversal movie, playing a couple of different characters. I am glad that he returned to the screen and I hope that he will have plenty of great roles moving forward!