The movie Up in the Air (2009) was a critical success. But maybe some of you wondered if George Clooney was actually playing a role, or just playing himself on the big screen.
Of course Mr. Clooney is a talented, charismatic gentleman and performer. But when you realize how many great, gifted actors—both male and female—have been ignored by the Academy over the years, you have to ask yourself: are they really honoring great acting and talent, or just honoring glamour, fame and good connections?
Vincent D'Onofrio is just one of so many actors that have been never nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe or BAFTA Award. That is just ridiculous. Movies like Full Metal Jacket, Thumbsucker,The Cell and The Whole Wide World have been enough proof of his amazing talent.
D'Onofrio has been defined as "The Human Chameleon" due to his incredible ability of reinvention on screen.
Charles Chaplin and his larger than life performance in Limelight was also completely ignored. And a whole book could be written about Oscar omissions and mistakes.
Tonight at the 84th Academy Awards Ceremony, George Clooney has a chance to shine again. He might not be the best actor of all but has what the Academy loves: charm, looks, and most of all, great Hollywood connections.
Actually the handsome actor truly represents Hollywood, and it is not a coincidence that he resembles Cary Grant so much.
What do you think about it?
Acting awards are an honor, but they are just a little part of the story.