Our Best Supporting Actor nominee for today is John Hawkes, for Winter’s Bone. Let’s be honest, when his name was announced, I thought “Who?” Then praise Google, this author discovered that he is the wonderfully talented character actor previously featured in Perfect Storm (he played Bugsy) as well as the final season of LOST! Set in the Ozark Mountains, this mystery has Hawkes playing Uncle Teardrop; a menancing, yet loyal uncle to Jennifer Lawrence’s character (who is also nominated). Lawrence’s character dredges through a rather dangerous social terrain as she tries to track down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep the rest of her family intact. Hawke’s character, while dangerous, is faced with the chance to help his neice escape a desperate situation.