Best Supporting Actor: John Malkovich, Secretariat
Directed by Randall Wallace
Runtime: 123 mins
The role of Lucien Laurin, the veteran trainer who helps Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) groom her racehorse for Triple Crown immortality, is the ideal channel for Malkovich's trademark quirkiness. But the actor also radiates immense capability and horse sense.
We Also Loved: Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech; Kevin Costner, The Company Men; Bill Murray, Get Low; Ben Kingsley, Shutter Island.