As she writes about speaking with Into The Wild‘s Hal Holbrook, who is perhaps the lead contender for Best Supporting Actor at this stage by virtue of being the reigning old-guy veteran who finally deserves an Oscar after all these years (a.k.a., the Alan Arkin rationale), Awards Daily‘s Sasha Stone writes that “from the day your kids are born you can never do enough, never be enough, never give enough compared what your hopes and dreams for them are. And parenting is nothing but a long series of mistakes, with minor miracles here and there, that you hope amount to something good in the end.”