Best Supporting Actor 1962: Telly Savalas in Birdman of Alcatraz
Telly Savalas received his only Oscar nomination for portraying Feto Gomez in Birdman of Alcatraz.
Telly Savalas plays fellow prisoner to the Birdman Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster). He gets some birds of his own gives them to Stroud when they are laying eggs, than we see him one more time in Alcatraz as he hands Stroud a book. That's it this character should never have been considered for a nomination, Savalas brings nothing to the part than one would expect from this nothing of a character. He is tough guy prisoner that's it. Savalas has absolutely nothing to do here that is all there is to it. This is a truly wasted nomination.