Oscars Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Posted on 30 January 2014
By John Marston
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The award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role sees five of Hollywood’s finest battling it out for one of the most coveted prizes in the Oscars, and according to the bookmakers it’s a one horse race with Jared Leto the only jockey.

Leto puts away his guitar for a chance to shine on the silver screen with an amazing performance as Rayon, an AIDS patient who is also a transgender woman, struggling with the effects of the disease.

The betting sees Leto as short as 1/12 in some bookmakers like Unibet, and he will hoping to add an Academy Award to the Golden Globe he won just a few short days ago. When Leto isn’t picking up Golden Globes for his acting prowess he is picking up MTV music awards with his band 30 Seconds from Mars. Leto has already won over 30 Best Supporting Actor awards for his portrayal of Rayon.

If you believe in fairy tales, and want to bet against the odds on favourite, then your second best option is Michael Fassbender, who plays the sadistic Edwin Epps in the hit 12-Years a Slave.

Epps is a man who believes the bible has given him the right to abuse his slaves, and abuse them he does in some of the most disturbing torture scenes shown in cinematic history. You can pick up 6/1 for Fassbender winning this accolade.

Nominations
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Philips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club