[Blind Gossip] This film actor is VERY upset that he did not receive an Academy Award nomination!
He actually gave a great performance and received a ton of nominations this awards season. So, why didn’t he get an Oscar nod? His production company may be to blame!
The production company told him that they would be campaigning just for him in that category, but he later found out that they had actually split their campaigning efforts between him and another actor in the same category. Because they didn’t go all in for either actor, the result was that neither of them got nominated!
He was doing a publicity tour for the film in a major city when he got the bad news.
He had been very enthusiastic throughout the junket. Very professional, never complained, even after doing back-to-back interviews for four hours straight. He wanted the film to do well.
After the Oscar nominations came out, he was really angry. He spent that whole evening getting drunk and yelling at people. The next day, he refused to leave his hotel room, saying things like he was done with this film, what’s the point in promoting any more, etc. [One of his costars] had to go to his room and sit down with him for a while and convince him to come out to the press room. He eventually came out and did the interviews, but he had trouble holding it together and he definitely didn’t want to talk about the Oscars. At some points he looked like he was on the verge of tears.
[Optional] How do you think you would have reacted if this happened to you?
Actor: Armie Hammer
Film: Call Me By Your Name
Armie Hammer – best known for his role as the Winkelvoss twins in The Social Network – was upset that producers of the acclaimed film Call Me By Your Name cost him an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Here’s what happened.
Call Me By Your Name was carried by two actors, Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
When it came time for Oscar nominations, producers campaigned for Timothee Chalamet for Lead Actor… but then campaigned for both Armie Hammer and AND Michael Stuhlbarg for Best Supporting Actor.
Michael Stuhlbarg gave a good performance, but he was only on screen for a few minutes of the film. By campaigning for two actors in the same category, producers essentially split the vote and neither wound up with an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
At the time the nominations were announced, the cast was in Rome, Italy on a promotional tour for the film. Hammer was shocked that he did not get an Oscar nomination. Then he found out what the producers had done… and his shock understandably turned to anger.
Costar Timothee Chalamet is the one who went to his room, calmed him down, and convinced him to resume the promotional tour.
Armie Hammer is a terrific actor and his performance in CMBYN should have received an Oscar nomination. The producers blew it on this one.
Fortunately, Hammer will have another chance… as a CMBYN sequel is now in the works!
Congratulations to Bbatty for being first with the correct response!