My lament this year is the overlooked performance Bill Irwin gave in Rachel Getting Married. Anne Hathaway gave a killer performance and earned her Best Actress nod, no doubt, but Irwin gave one of the best supporting performances Iíve seen in a long time. He managed to change from the jovial father of the bride to a broken man still grieving the past in the blink of an eye, and it was totally believable and heart-wrenching. While I would still put my money on Heath Ledger getting the Best Supporting Actor award for The Dark Knight, Bill Irwin totally deserved a nomination for making what could have been a completely overwrought performance in the wrong actorís hands, undeniably real. And the man can pack a mean dishwasher to boot!
What performance and/or movie, despite knowing it was a long shot, were you hoping to see get some recognition?
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