Jackslady wrote:DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Jackslady wrote: Having been fortunate enough to see The Libertine and see what Johnny has achieved in it, I'm finding it hard not to feel bitter about the Academy's snubbing of Johnny this year. Won't get into the politics of all that again, but can only reiterate my feelings that I have little respect for the Academy now when they can ignore a performance of this magnitude - I'm not just saying this because it's Johnny, I'm saying it because his performance in this film is truly remarkable - I don't think there are many other actors working today who would be capable of it, but there you go.
I completely agree! That is one of the reasons I am having a hard time caring about this year's ceremony. The one who really deserves the honor wasn't on the list.
Thanks liz! I really don't want to sound churlish, I do know there are many other very talented actors out there working, besides Johnny. I'd certainly put PSHoffman and Joaquin Phoenix in that group. My whole gripe is that Johnny should have been nominated and his performance therefore acknowledged, even if he didn't win if that makes any sense. It is disgusting when the Academy can ignore a performance of such raw sensitivity and intelligence and only goes to illustrate the frustrating politics involved.
No doubt Johnny's performance is just one of several the Academy have glaringly chosen to ignore. I was watching Pride & Prejudice on DVD last night and was struck by how wonderful Donald Sutherland is playing Mr Bennett - definitely worthy of a Best Supporting Actor nod, but of course the Academy have their own agendas of who they want to win. Our BAFTAS are no better - George Clooney was nominated for two performances in one category, how can that be fair
thats interesting because I thought Donald Sutherland was completly miscast as Mr Bennett