Speaking of awards...the BFI awards are on Sunday. Here's the nominee list for best actor.
Thoughts? Chances for ole TH?
TOM COURTENAY 45 Years
COLIN FARRELL The Lobster
MICHAEL FASSBENDER Macbeth
TOM HARDY Legend
TOM HIDDLESTON High-Rise
I saw Macbeth. It was playing in the Hamptons at a small festival. I like MF as an actor, I like his face even more, but I thought his performance was flat (odd for Macbeth, I know, but it was a little beige, especially when he didn't have beautiful scenery around him).
I saw Legend as well. It had the most limited of limited releases at an art house theatre near me. It came, I saw it, blinked, and it was gone. If Hardy gets it, it will be for playing twins, i.d. doing double duty, and not for his overall performance. He was very over the top with one of the twins - which I'll concede is probably needed with East End gangsters - but it still put me off. And his overly puckered mouth upsets me.
I haven't seen the others. Has anyone on the board seen them?
I doubt TH will attend, he's got a monkey to wrestle into submission. And it might be his visitation weekend with EO (kidding!!).