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Will Smith Does NOT Deserve An Oscar And Here’s Why

Will Smith Does NOT Deserve An Oscar And Here’s Why

2. Will Smith gets a nomination for “The Pursuit of Happyness” but not a win.

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One of Will Smith’s best peformances

“The Pursuit of Happyness” may have been Will Smith’s best performance to date. It was emotional and his performance was fluid with vast range. It was a much more challenging role than “Ali” as it forced Smith off of his comedic crutch and into consistent drama. But while his performance was strong so was his competition.

This time he was up against Leonardo DiCaprio for “Blood Diamond” (one of Matt’s favorites), Peter O’Toole for “Venus,” Ryan Gosling for “Half Nelson,” and Forest Whitaker for “The Last King of Scotland.” One could argue for Smith against some of his competition but once again, another actor clearly deserved the win.

Forest Whitaker blew people away with his performance in “The Last King of Scotland.” He seemed to be the living embodiment of 1970s Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Not only was Whitaker’s performance more than stellar, it was unlike anything we had seen him do before. At the time, Whitaker had been in the business for 24 years without a single nomination despite having roles in iconic films like “Platoon” and “Good Morning, Vietnam.” It may have been his first nomination but he was aiming for the fence with this performance and won over everyone. Needless to say, he outshined every actor, including Will Smith.

Click to the NEXT PAGE for his current Oscar “snub” for “Concussion!”

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Ryan has been fascinated with film and pop culture since childhood. Throughout college he "played it safe" taking the more lucrative route of being a computer programmer while squeezing in film related courses where he could...but even during his post college career, he could never escape his true passion. After following one of his favorite blogs for a long time, he approached the site's Editor about writing and they reluctantly gave him a shot. He later became their Senior Writer which led to a variety of other projects, radio show appearances, features, and high profile celebrity interviews. Despite his success with blogging, he still wanted more so in order to expand his creative addiction, he merged his IT skills and blogging know-how to create FilmFad.com which has continued to grow into a creative Mecca of pop-culture fun and integrity.   [email protected]    Film Fad

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Marty Nozz

I like Will Smith, but there’s a lot of great movies out there and a lot of fine actors turning out great performances. People getting tetchy over an actor not getting nominated is fine, but I hate that the accusation of racism is getting brought into play. That’s stupid. Hollywood is pushing, and pushing, and PUSHING diversity to the point where its starting to get comical. I doubt race had anything to do with the nimination process. Smith will likely get an Oscar one year, just not this year.

Jayme Franklin
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Jayme Franklin

I will boycott the Oscars forever if Will Smith receives an Oscar before Gary Oldman does.

filmfadRyan
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filmfadRyan

It is astounding to hear the outcry for Will Smith to get an Oscar over more worthy candidates.

julietaube
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julietaube

honestly, it’s like his agent or publicist is working this. Will, maybe other actors just don’t think you are as good as you think you are.

Charles Sroka
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Charles Sroka

THE HELL WITH THE OSCARS, WE NEED TO BOYCOTT ALL MOVIES THAT ARE AGAINST THE BETTERING OF AMERICA,,, HIT THEM IN THE POCKET WHERE IT WILL HURT,,,,I WILL NOT SUPPORT THESE TRAITORS OF AMERICA,,,,,AND THE ONES WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM ARE FOOLS,,,,

julietaube
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julietaube

Will Smith is okay in some movies, but I have not been blown away by his performances. In my opinion he always brings an awareness that he is watching himself perform. I enjoyed Men in Black and some other movies, but some of his stuff is cringe worthy- that science fiction movie with his son, for example.
And is there an assumption that Black members will vote for Black people based on race? that’s kind of disappointing.

tina
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tina

he’s not getting an oscar due to your whining. boo

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