Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oscar Worthy Comic Book Movie Performances?

I think I originally saw this over on Heidi MacDonald's THE BEAT. One tiny little point of the Variety article stuck out like a sore thumb:

Oscar's biases are nothing new. Unfortunately, they're increasingly out of step with the reality that some of the finest acting in American movies -- and, for that matter, some of the most artful filmmaking -- can be found in the realms of what might be uncharitably described as "fanboy cinema." In a year that saw a surfeit of memorable performances in superhero pictures -- Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart and Gary Oldman in "The Dark Knight," Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow in "Iron Man," Charlize Theron in "Hancock" -- it may be time for the Academy to start taking this work as seriously as the actors and filmmakers have.

Do they have a drug testing policy over at Variety? Because someone has to be on really heavy narcotics to have thought ANY performance in HANCOCK was Oscar worthy...

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