Hollywood Elsewhere hereby submits Jason Bateman‘s performance in State of Play — a performance I admittedly didn’t mention in my review posted earlier today — as the first supporting performance of 2009 deserving of award consideration. He plays a sleazy Washington, D.C. publicist named Dominic Foy, and is quite good in a sort-of sweaty and grotesque way. Why didn’t I mention Bateman earlier? No excuse. I was thinking too much about Somali pirates.