Letter To Oscar Losers
Dear Oscar Losers,
Every year, there must be a group of a poor designated few who come so close to making history, but instead crumble into the abyss of branded Oscar losers.
Winning the awards for best supporting and lead roles drastically transform the lives of the lucky few the Academy chooses and unfortuntely, this year you were not those fortunate ones.
Few were probably surprised that Natalie Portman and Colin Firth won Best Lead Actor and Actress and Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won for their Best Supporting roles. But this does not mean that you do not need some recognition for your own spectacular performances this year.
So, this letter is in homage of those of you who did not win but still deserve a nod or two in honor of your work.
Javier Bardem: After winning the Best Supporting Actor Award last year for "No Country for Old Men," your performance again in this year's "Biutiful" grabbed audiences and took them on a passionate and emotional ride worthy of an Oscar. You showed a perfect mix of masculine physicality and emotional intensity and delicacy that gave the movie the credibility to make it a hit.
Geoffrey Rush: Though I absolutely love you in "Pirates of the Caribbean," your performance in "The King's Speech" is one of the best of your career. Your head to head dynamic with Firth created the main thrust of the movie and without you, the movie would not have won Best Picture; therefore, you deserve the runner up award for Best Supporting Actor.
Annette Bening: After not seeing on the screen for quite some time, your performance as Nic in "The Kids Are Alright" was quite phenomenal. You had the most challenging role in the entire film of keeping the family together. You are a powerful actress and can convey complex and intricate emotions with a single gesture or look and that was no exception in this film.
Hailee Steinfeld: As a fourteen-year-old nominee, clearly being recognized in this category is beyond exceptional. To compete against some of the most seasoned actresses who have received Oscar noms before puts you amongst the most promising actresses of this generation. You achieved one of the most phenomenal beginning performances in cinema history, and even though you did not win the award this year, you will definitely see an Oscar in your future.
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