Will Seth Rogen Pull a Jonah Hill and Get a Nomination?

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  • Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    The term “pulling a Jonah Hill”, coined by me, is when an actor primarily known for doing comedic roles breaks tradition and does a dramatic role in a dramatic movie, named after Jonah Hill in Moneyball, who through it all got an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Same applies to Steve Carell in Foxcatcher.

    Well, could the same thing happen to Seth Rogen for Steve Jobs? 

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    babypook
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    Hmmm….after The Interview? Where, btw, he is sooo much better than Franco. He actually demonstrates a measure of control.

    Plus, he isnt American. Tell me this doesnt matter in his case….

    I dont think so. But I’m happy he’s gaining more respect as an actor.

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    M
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    #194397

    I rather Universal use their resources for Jason Mitchell for Straight Outta Compton in the Supporting Actor category.

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    CanadianFan
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    Jonah Hill has way more depth.

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    OnTheAisle
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    I suspect the funny guy who is most likely to be rewarded for testing the waters as a serious actor and succeeding is Jason Segel for The End of the Tour.

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    KyleBailey
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    #194400

    Rogan could ride the coat tails for Steve Jobs but Jason Segel has the better “singling out” in reviews for his movie 

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    I love how you mention his case with the “he’s doing mostly comedies” sentence. I mean let’s say it out loud: he’s doing mostly SHIT films and he has mostly TERRIBLE PERFORMANCES in his career. He’s not popular or liked by the audience either. I doubt that he’ll happen, I mean who’s next…Adam Sandler? Rob Schneider? Taylor Lautner?

    I don’t buy Jason Segel either. There are plenty of well-respected actors in game – including Daniels in “Steve Jobs” itself.

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    Tye-Grr
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    I don’t think Rogen has a lot of terrible performances, mostly good ones in fact, but I don’t think he has enough of an arc in ‘Steve Jobs’, or a performance that’s strong enough to overcome that hurdle (based on what I’ve read, I haven’t seen ‘Steve Jobs’ yet). Hill had great reviews for ‘Moneyball’ (better than Rogen’s are right now) on top of getting the second largest role in the movie, so that helped him a lot. Then he worked with Scorsese and gave another acclaimed performance (once again the second largest in the film), and earned another nomination. I think Hill will get his third nom (or even his first win) before Rogen gets a nomination. I do think he has shown potential though (‘Take This Waltz’ comes to mind) and could very well be a nominee some day with the right role in the right film.

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    DominicCobb
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    I’ve never been a big Rogen fan but then again I wasn’t a big Hill fan before Moneyball. Rogen’s career hasn’t been totally bunk, though. 50/50 was pretty good. 

    I like to give actors the benefit of the doubt. I HATE everything Adam Sandler has done. Well, almost everything. Punch Drunk Love is great and so is he in it.

    Does Rogen have it in him? Maybe. I won’t know until I see it. I haven’t read too many reviews so I can’t comment on the reaction to his perf and put that in comparison with Hill, but I would like to remind everyone that Hill had no precusor support (for either nom). So who knows.

    Then again Timberlake put in a surprisingly performance with a Sorkin script and he got nothing. Of course there was probably some vote splitting with Garfield and Hammer, right (they should have all been in)? Wait, now that I think about it, Moneyball was a Sorkin script too, wasn’t it? What does this tell us? Probably nothing. Let’s see how the supporting race shakes out.

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    AMG
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    Carrell had great reviews starting from Cannes. While there was some confusion over categories for him towards the end of the season, and a seemingly weak showing at the pre-cursors for the film, he still had those reviews. That’s how he still got in.

    Hill got nominated for Moneyball in a relatively crap year at the Oscars (Albert Brooks for Drive missed out, yet Hill, Nolte & von Sydow all got in?)

    On his second nod, Hill was arguably fifth. His main competition being Daniel Bruhl I’d guess. Rush was much better received in Europe, where Formula 1 is much bigger than in the US, hence the nods from BAFTA & Golden Globes. Wolf of Wall Street was set for Oscar success, and Hill rode the coat-tails of his acclaimed films for both of his noms, but also had generally favourable reviews, and large roles in those films.

    I have no idea how much time Jason Segel has in Steve Jobs. But I can’t see it happening at the moment. He doesn’t seem to be as popular as Hill is. The competition could be quite tough to break in against: Elba/Hardy/Keaton/Russell/De Niro/Edgerton/Jackson et al. The reviews I have seen don’t seem to mention him either. It seems to be all about Sorkin, Boyle, Fassbender and Winslet that are getting the most column inches.

    Overall, I hadn’t thought of the ‘Pulling a Jonah Hill’ for Segel. It has happened before, and if Steve Jobs is loved by voters, it would be a coat-tail ride. However, right now I cannot see it happening for him.

     

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    drenja
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    #194405

    In both of his Oscar nominated performances, plus in some other movies Johna Hill proved that he is solid actor. I have no idea how Seth Rogan will do in Steve Jobs, but in all movies he ever did i always saw Seth Rogan, never saw him being a character. I cant imagine him being called “Oscar nominee Seth Rogan”, but i hope that he brings us a character in Jobs rather then his usual self and then who knows.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    If Fassbender is at his best, as the trailers and reviews somewhat suggest, then I could see it playing well for Rogen. Powerful performances often bring coattails for their supporting actors. Recent Examples: Eddie Redmayne, Cate Blanchett, then of course Lonardo DiCaprio in Wolf and Brad Pitt and Moneyball. I would need to see the film, but if he actually demonstrates something that doesn’t feel like his usual shtick, then I could see him getting in provided Fassbender seriously delivers.

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    Does Rogen have it in him? Maybe. I won’t know until I see it. I haven’t read too many reviews so I can’t comment on the reaction to his perf and put that in comparison with Hill, but I would like to remind everyone that Hill had no precusor support (for either nom). So who knows.

    While this is true for his Wolf of Wall Street nomination, Jonah Hill got most of the key precusor nomination’s for Moneyball including Globes, SAG & Bafta.

    I don’t think he will get a nomination this year, not because his performance will be bad but more to do with his competition being of a very high standard. Idris Elba, Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Benico Del Toro, Michael Keaton & Robert De Niro are tough competition which I don’t think Rogen will be able to beat.

    He’s got a better chance at a nomination than Jason Segal though, I don’t buy any award’s buzz for him this season par maybe a critic’s choice nomination.

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    benbraddock
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    #194408

    I think Steve Jobs will be huge as well as critically acclaimed. I’ve had Seth Rogen on my supporting actor top 5 all along and he’s getting nominated.

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    Riley
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    #194409

    Seth Rogen should have been nominated for 50/50.

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