Christian Bale wins the 2011 Oscar Award for Actor in a Supporting Role

In the race for Best Actor in a Supporting Role we have five actors competeing for the Oscar: Christian Bale in “The Fighter”, the real-life story of boxer “Irish” Mickey Wad and his ascension to the title of middleweight champion, John Hawkes portrays an intimidating relative faced with the opportunity to help his niece, Jeremy Renner makes a good role as an Irish criminal in “The Town”, Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right” plays the biological father of two teenagers raised by a lesbian couple, and Geoffrey Rush is a speech therapist in “The King’s Speech” trying to cure the monarch’s childhood complexes and help him overcome his stutter.

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
  • John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

The Oscar Winner for Actor in a Supporting Roles is Christian Bale.

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