Our two headliners today have both made appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but never at the same time. They are both otherwise best known for their starring television roles.
Titus Welliver is turning 57 today. He attended NYU in the early 1980s, but did not begin working in film and television until 1990, when he was nearly 30. He spent a long time paying his dues in the acting profession. During the 1990s and early 2000s he had a list of small film roles, but it wasn’t until the middle of the latter decade that he started getting significant supporting roles. He has appeared in all four of the features Ben Affleck has directed, with his most sizable role of the four probably being Lionel McCready in Gone Baby Gone.
Oh boy! Go into town and buy all of the finest meats and cheeses and lay them out for any of my subjects to feast upon! We have an event for which we should all be very glad indeed. This land’s arbiters of taste in the production of moving pictures have presented us with five nominees in the Best Supporting Actress category who actually fit the category! None of these women is a lead character placed in the supporting category for the intent purpose of making her path to the win easier than in the lead category. They all have significant roles, but are either members of an ensemble cast or appear in a movie in which another actress was clearly the lead. Let a cheer reign throughout the land! There shall be no category fraud here this year!!
Now let’s talk about the women who were nominated, shall we?
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