The performance of Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained” by Quentin Tarantino is seen as an aspirant for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
But the other contenders, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alan Arkin, all previously awarded with a statuette, were a strong competition.
The nominations for Best Supporting Actor are:
• Alan Arkin –
• Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
• Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
• Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
• Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained