DiCaprio in 'Django Unchained,' Bardem in 'Skyfall' (Photo: Weinstein Company/Columbia Pictures)
Oscar's not feeling the villains this year, at least when it comes to the Best Supporting Actor category.
None of the characters portrayed by this year's nominees for Best Supporting Actor -- Alan Arkin ("Argo"), Robert De Niro ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Philip Seymour Hoffman ("The Master"), Tommy Lee Jones ("Lincoln") and Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained") -- qualify as "bad guys." Sure, Lancaster Dodd in "The Master" isn't exactly the most heroic guy on the block, but nor can he be considered the "villain" or even the "antagonist" of his story. There's a distinct lack of wrongdoers nominated this year … and it's certainly not because of slim pickings.
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