Bravo to Gary Oldman as he picks up his very first Oscar nomination for his performance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
The actor takes on the role of George Smiley in the adaptation of the John Carre novel and his performance has FINALLY been recognised by an American awards.
He has picked up a Best Actor Oscar nod for his great turn – but it’s such a shame that the movie missed out on a Best Picture nomination.
YEs Oldman and the movie as a whole was completely overlooked at the Golden Globes but the Academy has put things right.
Sadly it seems that Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is too grey a movie to really win over American audiences and critics – which is such a shame as it was one of the best movies to hit the big screen last year.
However he faces tough competition from Demián Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin and Brad Pitt – Clooney is the favourite to walk away with the award on the evening.
However there was bad news for Michael Fassbender as his performance in Shame was overlooked.
The actor picked up a nomination at the Golden Globes, losing out to Clooney, but the Academy has not seen fit to recognise his fabulous work.
But it’s great news for Oldman who deserves all of the adulation that he is receiving for this performance because it really was a super film and turn.
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw