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Which vicious killer will Oscar embrace next?

December 16, 2009 |  8:06 pm
Oscars supporting actor-6

Since Stanley Tucci competes this derby season with two notable supporting roles ("The Lovely Bones," "Julie & Julia"), it's curious that Golden Globe voters chose his turn as a scheming serial killer. That's similar to a rival role in the same category — Christoph Waltz as a sadistic Nazi in "Inglourious Basterds." Hmmm ... will they split (or slash) their vote? Or is there enough evil to go around in cutthroat Hollywood?

Now the really curious part. Both roles are equally deadly when compared with the ones that won the category over the last two years: Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight") and Javier Bardem ("No Country for Old Men"). Below, a closer look at Tucci in "Bones."

Photos: "No Country for Old Men" (Miramax), "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.), "Inglourious Basterds" (Weinstein Co.), "The Lovely Bones" (Paramount)