Tuesday, January 31, 2006

It's good out here for a pimp...

Oscar nominations came out today, and for the most part I'm pleased. I already knew that my favorite movie of the year, Good Night And Good Luck would get a good deal of the main nods, but I was elated to find that Terrence Howard got a nod for Hustle & Flow. There was a chance his slot would go to Russell Crowe for Cinderella Man since he got a Golden Globe nomination as well, and there were already so many locks for the Best Actor category (Phoenix, Hoffman, Ledger), but the trend of African-American actors being nominated for Best Actor continues. Of course Howard won't win since the award is really a three-man race between the aforementioned front-runners, but his honest and endearing portrayal of a conflicted pimp looking for one last shot at redemption is still noteworthy. The movie is worth seeing just for him.

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