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Best Supporting Actor Nominee: Thomas Haden Church

Film: Sideways

Previous best supporting actor wins for role: Broadcast Film Critics Assoc.; Chicago Film Critics Assoc.; L.A. Film Critics Assoc.; National Board of Review; National Society of Film Critics; Online Film Critics Society; San Francisco Film Critics Circle; Seattle Film Critics; Southeastern Film Critics Assoc.

Previous Oscar nominations/wins: None

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Character Bio: Church should pay some homage to his years in TV sitcoms, as he deftly creates the comical Jack, a soon-to-be-married has-been actor who just wants to get drunk and get laid (not necessarily in that order) on his bachelor party weekend with his best friend. With an amiable face, Jack is used to getting pretty much any woman he’s ever wanted, like an insatiable id looking for the next thrill ride. But when faced with the very real responsibility of growing up, Jack’s horny persona is suddenly replaced by something deeper. He becomes a man desperately trying to hold onto youth, only to realize he lost it ages ago.

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