Friday, September 9, 2011

On Oldman and Smiley

Earlier on this week I spoke of Oldman's Best Actor chances being significantly lessened by an ensemble effect of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy". I may have spoken a tad bit too soon, and I'd be quite happy to be wrong. Oldman has been routinely overlooked by the Academy for years, so intensely so that it's hard not to discount him on the slightest word of doubt. The clips since then, and most notably this featurette for the film, put a strong sense of reserve in Oldman's corner, and indeed the film's. That may work in his opposition, but I have a feeling it'll work in his favor.

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