James Coburn, Best Supporting Actor, 'Affliction' (1998) Maybe it shouldn't have been so surprising that James Coburn pulled off an upset for "Affliction" – he portrays an alcoholic, abusive father who still strikes fear in the heart of his adult son (Nick Nolte). In fact, it's more surprising that Nolte's nomination for Best Actor that year didn't result in a win, since he too portrays a man hooked on the bottle.
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