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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

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Will Smith is a multi-talented individual

Will Smith is a multi-talented person. He’s been a prominent figure in music, television, and film. He’s also one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood due to his box office success with films that he is attached to. But while he has his list of talents, I don’t think that he is the most snubbed actor. Even when it comes to minority actors who are overlooked by the Academy, I wouldn’t put him at the top of my list. David Oyelowo didn’t receive a nomination last year for his role as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma” and that performance was far more powerful and notable than Will Smith’s role as Dr. Bennet Omalu in “Concussion.”

Will Smith is at a “Brad Pitt level” where he will continue to get nominations, but it’s going to be difficult to escape his own personality. Too many people know him because he’s a household name associated with a particular type of film. It’s both a blessing and a curse. We love the movies that he is in, but it’s difficult for us to get lost in the characters he plays due to his popularity. Many actors have their tells and little idiosyncrasies that go unnoticed but actors like Will Smith and Brad Pitt seem to have difficulty completely abandoning their own personality.

If Will Smith is going to genuinely take home an Oscar, I think he will need to go into a more methodical style of acting to truly get lost in a role. Even Robin Williams had to prove himself by breaking into roles that were abstract and completely outside of his norm. “Good Will Hunting” didn’t just land in his lap.

There is a great actor somewhere inside Will Smith, but it’s going to take some time and dedication to find his form. Unfortunately, this is just not his year to shine.

Weigh in on the subject and tell us your thoughts!

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Ryan

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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