By Dave Karger
December 31, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST

New Year’s Eve sees two last-minute entries into this year’s Oscar

race: Defiance and Good. Though both films feature Academy-friendly

players (Defiance director Ed Zwick also helmed Glory and

Diamond, while Good star Viggo Mortensen was nominated for Best Actor

last year), they’re long shots at best.


Long shot

Best Supporting Actor, Liev Schreiber

Indie stalwart Schreiber is certainly the standout of the film, but

except for its inclusion on the NBR top 10, it hasn’t gained any awards



Long shot

Best Actor, Viggo Mortensen

If The Road hadn’t been pushed to 2009, Mortensen might have had a shot

a repeat Best Actor nomination. But not for this overloud, stagey drama.

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