It is pretty much a given that The Social Network will receive one of the ten Best Picture nominations this year. David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield will also each likely be nominated. There is a big push being made now for Justin Timberlake by Sony.
The singer turned actor has done a great job at legitimizing himself with roles in films such as Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan. His role as Napster co-founder Sean Parker in The Social Network was indeed his best work thus far, but is it Oscar worthy?
It is being reported by Page Six, that Timberlake has personally been “mounting an aggressive campaign” to get nominated, which includes socializing with Academy voters, attending screenings and more according to the story:
He’s hell-bent on getting a nomination this year even though he has tough competition from his co-star Andrew Garfield. Sony is footing the bill for advertising the awards campaign, but Justin is also doing things his own way, including attending Academy screenings on his own and privately reaching out to award winners and Academy darlings Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey for campaigning advice.
I think Timberlake has had some great roles as of late and I can actually see him being nominated. His role in the film was great and he definitely stole all of the scenes he was a part of. If he does get nominated I highly doubt that he will win. It will be nearly impossible to beat out Christian Bale for his performance in The Fighter.
What do you think about Timberlake being nominated? Do you think he has any chance at winning?