Best supporting actor, 'The Town'
Tackling a Beantown accent in “The Town” was daunting for Jeremy Renner, who earned a supporting actor nom for his labor.He’d never even been to Boston. “I was so fearful of doing the accent and then (director) Ben (Affleck) said ‘No dialogue coach,’ but once I began into the role it kind of came naturally,” Renner said. The Boston setting “helped as well because Charlestown (neighborhood) is so much a character in the movie itself and thematically it shows we are products of our enviroment. My nomination is a victory for all us in a way.”