5. John Dall in The Corn is Green- Dall gives a boring performance that fits his rather dull film.
4. J. Carrol Naish in A Medal for Benny- Naish is the best part of his film, and does give some emotional weight to his performance, but it is still is not anything that special.
3. Robert Mitchum in The Story of G.I. Joe- Mitchum gives a good performance that creates an effective and realistic portrait of a soldier leading his troops.
2. Michael Chekhov in Spellbound-Michael Chekhov does not have too many scenes at his disposal but he makes the most of all of them giving a nice scene stealing performance.
1. James Dunn in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn- James Dunn easily gives the best supporting performance of the year. Dunn gives a wonderful emotionally powerful performance that perfectly finds both the charm and the tragedy of his character.