The Best Supporting Actor Oscar is among the most prestigious Academy Awards.
And this evening, Christian Bale won one of the greatest honors in the motion picture industry for his fine performance in The Fighter.
The other contenders for the distinction were:
* John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
* Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
* Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
* Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”