The first award of the night was given for best actor in a supporting role. The nominees were:
Alan Arkin, Argo
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Rober De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
They gave the award to Tommy Lee Jones for his role in the film Lincoln. This was a bit of a surprise, and now raises questions over whether or not the actor will win the Oscar for his role.
He was not in attendance to receive the award.