Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole" Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom"
The Oscar race is on. If you are an actor or actress who wishes to get an Oscar nod, you often need a big film distributor behind you. Kidman's latest film "Rabbit Hole" was unveiled at the recent "Toronto International Film Festival". This festival is where it all happens. It's where film distributors gather to watch films and decide which ones to buy. Lucky for Nicole, Lionsgate saw something in the film which her own company produced (Blossom Films). In fact, Lionsgate thought so much of her performance that they are pushing for an Oscar. Could Nicole's box office poison days be up? Or are cinemagoers too tired of her to bother giving her another chance to redeem herself?
We haven't seen all of Kidman's performance in "Rabbit Hole". However, we have seen the two scenes released and still see a frozen, immobile face. Look at the scenes by clicking here. Do you agree that there are no creases anywhere in her face?
The Oscars can be so unfair. A brilliant Australian film "Animal Kingdom" is starting to get international recognition and may get an Oscar nod for best screenplay. However, the Academy usually goes for a well known name when they give an Oscar for a best actor and best actress. "Animal Kingdom" features a brilliant performance by Aussie actress Jacki Weaver, who incidentally can act circles around Nicole. Jacki chose not to do the Hollywood thing during her long career, and may miss out on an Oscar nod. Let's hope she does get included in the list of female actresses. See the trailer for "Animal Kingdom" here.
Do you believe the Oscars are unfair?