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The Supporting Cast

The top five Oscar-nominated actors and actresses for supporting roles, ranked by their appeal as actors.

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Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

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Robert Downey Jr.

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In addition to the best actress and best actor nominees, E-Poll Market Research has also provided WWD with a look at how Oscar-nominated supporting cast members stack up against one another — in terms of their appeal as actors.

To see the top ranked actor nominees

To see the top ranked actress nominees

Actress in a Supporting Role:

1. Amy Adams, “Doubt”
Percentage of respondents who agree that this name is appealing as an actress: 74 percent

2. Taraji P. Henson, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
72 percent

3. Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
70 percent

4. Penélope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
58 percent

5. Viola Davis, “Doubt”
55 percent


Actor in a Supporting Role:

1. Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Percentage of respondents who agree that this name is appealing as an actor: 70 percent

2. Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
56 percent

3. Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”
54 percent

4. Josh Brolin, “Milk”
44 percent

5. Michael Shannon, “Revolutionary Road”
25 percent

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