December 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm #200298
After a well deserved Oscar for The Fighter, Christian Bale has stumped us twice with the industry’s love for him. He blazed past Tom Hanks in 2013 to clinche a (well-deserved in my opinion) nomination for American Hustle, and this morning he came up strong by edging out four of the favourites to clinche a nomination for The Big Short.
I personally believe that Hollywood is trying to compensate for the fact that Bale went so long without a nomination (snubs for American Psycho and The Machinist), so they’re trying to pad his resume with more nominations that he should have gotten long ago.
Thoughts?December 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm #200300
I don’t think he was ever overdue.December 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm #200301
That’s a matter of opinion. I think many would be surprised that The Fighter was Bale’s first nominationDecember 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm #200302
I think his movie will get Picture & Screenplay nods. His Hustle nod is so embarrassing, though.December 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm #200303
He’s one of the finest actors working today and deserves every bit of recognition he gets. I agree that he has had undeserved snubs in the past, but now he’s become a favourite, I hope there is many more nods from the Academy to come.December 9, 2015 at 4:25 pm #200304
American Psycho has a cult following now, but was a bomb at the box office in 2000.
He was great in The Machinist, but again not a film that was on the radar.
I don’t see anything else on his resume besides the films he has been nominated that would even come close to being called award worthy.December 9, 2015 at 5:03 pm #200305
Its not so much that he was considered to have been snubbed at the time (though his performance in Psycho is miles better than Russell Crowe in Gladiator), its more that they seem to be trying to pad his resume to get more nominations upDecember 9, 2015 at 8:47 pm #200306
He shouldn’t have gotten that SAG nom. I just saw The Big Short and if any supporting actor should have gotten a nom it is Gosling