A stacked category, with Brendan and Brian Tyree Henry my faint hopes for long shot wins. Pity they put Gleeson in the same category as Barry Keoghan, but them’s the breaks.
Ke Huy Quan is the sentimental favorite, the fanboy darling and was the odds-on favorite. He wasn’t all in that film, didn’t disappear and come back to the cinema as a better actor 30 years after his kiddie heyday. But he did go to film school, got into stuntwork. And stick around.
The tears are real, and bless him. He has, as Oprah taught us, “a compelling (personal) story.” So there it is. The supporting categories have long tilted towards novelty nominations and wins.