EPL's Oscar Picks 2016: Best Supporting Actor

February 24, 2016

This Sunday the “official” Oscars will be presented at the 88th Academy Awards, but here on Off the Shelf, it’s time to unveil the winners of an honor arguably equal in prestige.  That’s right, Evanston movie buffs.  You’ve cast your ballots and beginning tonight, we’ll be announcing the 2016 winners of the EPL Oscars.  First up, we have the award for Best Supporting Actor.

The Nominees Are…

christian baleChristian Bale, The Big Short

“I chose Christian Bale because I absolutely love everything about him and his ridiculous talent.  I wish they would just give him the award every year, regardless of if he’s actually in any movies that season.”

— Gena Johnson

tom hardyTom Hardy, The Revenant

“Tom Hardy made you hate him as a perfect sleaze weasel.”

— Doug Plank


ruffaloMark Ruffalo, Spotlight

“Mark Ruffalo deserves it not only for his performance but for much of his under-the-radar career”

— Pablo Rajczyk


rylanceMark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

“Mark Rylance is my pick because he made a Russian spy the most lovable character in a movie that also featured Tom Hanks as an idealistic Jimmy Stewart-type lawyer, so that’s saying something!

— Hilde Kaiser

sylvester 2Sylvester Stallone, Creed

“Sylvester Stallone’s performance made the older Rocky as lovable as the up-and-coming one so many years ago; and I’m a sucker for Rocky.”

— Lin Berryman


And the EPL Oscar goes to…


celebrity-grooms-mark-ruffaloMark Ruffalo!

“Mark Ruffalo was so passionate about the topic of this movie, and it came across in his acting.  You could feel the compassion he had for all those victims, and I don’t believe he had to pretend.  He was fantastic to watch.”

— Carley Pernokas






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