10 January 2013

Why Hugh Deserves Oscar

This morning Hugh Jackman received his first nomination for an Academy Award and he completely deserves it. For Les Miserables, Mr. Jackman moved through a thirty year age difference with four distinct faces while singing and acting each age to perfection - a totally multilayered performance. All of it was done while up to his chest in icy water, climbing through snow-covered mountains in threadbare robes, slogging through watered peat sludge and physically changing in order to achieve the correct look for each stage of the role.

In the process he lifted masts, carts, children, and two full-grown bodies while filming, acting, and singing each song live repeatedly for 10 - 12 hours a day. Then he topped it off by being the lead and at the center of a great ensemble cast that made every one of his fellow actors better. No one but no one else could have done what he did for this role or even came close to doing that this year. (Yes that goes for Daniel Day-Lewis)

I just don’t want his nice guy thing to distract you from the fact that he is deep, serious and profoundly gifted actor.” Anne Hathaway

Winner: Golden Globe Best Actor Musical/Comedy Nominations for Best Performance by an Actor received thus far:  Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice,  Golden Globes,  and BAFTA.


Travis Cody said...

I've long since lost interest in Hollywood awards. But I think I can back you in this.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it better. If Jackman doesn't win I'm forever done with the Academy.

Jo said...

Never has an actor proved his worth more than the charaterization of Jean Valjean in the movie musical adaptation of Les Miserables! Hugh Jackman's tour de force performance did not only show us his exceptional abilities to give us a full insight on the redeeming qualities of Valjean but also how well he portrayed the man's many defining traits!

Hollywood has now found its most versatile talent. Hopefully, that is not going to waste and that the industry will start making films that encourage such talents to flourish! More power to Hugh Jackman!