updated 02/22/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/24/2012 AT 12:40 PM ET
Hard to believe, but with so many notable roles under their belts over the past several years, Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominees Kenneth Branagh, Nick Nolte, Christopher Plummer and Max Von Sydow have never grabbed the gold.
That is likely to change Sunday night – for one of them. Or, in an upset, possibly for the much-younger Jonah Hill.
And while the smart money is on either Oscar-less octogenarian Christopher Plummer, for his Screen Actors Guild-winning turn as a father who comes out sexually late in life in The Beginners, or Max Von Sydow, as a contemporary man who still suffers the effects of WWII in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, no nominee can be counted out in this race.