Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 2007 …
IMO Javier Bardem was the co-leading actor in No Country For Old Men. Oscar and many other awards had him in supporting which he easily won. This is a true cat and mouse film and much of it is from Bardem’s perspective. He even opens and closes the film.
Casey Affleck and Brad Pitt are co-leads in The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford. Jesse James may be the dominant figure in the film but it is just as much Robert Ford’s story. In fact he takes over the film.
Forest Whitaker is supporting in The Great Debaters.
I have Paul Dano in supporting in There Will Be Blood but I should see this one again.
Michael Cera is supporting in Juno.