Oscar Shows Some Respect For Comedy

by Dustin D'Addato on January 22, 2009

Robert Downey Jr. The Oscar nominations where just announced and in addition to 87 nominations for Doubt and The Curious Case of Brad Pitt Getting Hotter the academy showed a little love to comedy by nominating Robert Downey Jr. for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

We can all agree that Tropic Thunder had it’s issues but Robert Downey Jr. was awesome in it.  True to his role he was the only true actor in the movie (also according to IMDB actually did stay in character the whole time too).  Rarely does the academy show any interest to anyone who’s not crying in every other scene and almost never for a white dude who is essentially in black face (notable exception was Jimmy Stewart in the 1953 original version of Soul Man.  He was breathtaking.)  Good job Oscar folks and congrats to Robert Downey Jr.  Also Heath Ledger got nominated in the same category.  Boy will I be sad when they both lose.

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