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Redford's heartfelt acceptance speech reminds everyone why they love and admire him. Oscar momentum is clearly on his side. The academy is this shy of engraving his name on the trophy.
Then, Thursday morning, the Motion Picture Academy announces its nominees for lead actor:
No Redford. No Oscar. Just plenty of bad headlines sporting some pun from Redford's movie "All Is Lost."
Can't happen, you say. Probably not, even though academy members have displayed a strange aversion to watching "All Is Lost" the last few months, making it the least-seen film featuring a lead actor contender. That's a problem, one that can be overcome, provided enough voters love Redford and/or his superb work in the film.
Still, the Beverly Hilton ballroom may be the one place to see Redford, who was overlooked by the
This year, if Globes voters follow their penchant for spectacle (
For all the considerable merit on display in those nominated movies, the Globe will likely go to
While on the subject of inescapable winners, can anyone stop
Will Redford have company in the Globe-winning snub club? There could be as many as three Globe winners sidelined by the academy. HFPA favorite Leonardo DiCaprio, a nine-time Globe nominee, is the favorite to win lead actor comedy/musical for his high-wire hedonist in "The Wolf of Wall Street." If Redford wins an Oscar nomination, DiCaprio probably won't. Or they could both be bypassed in favor of
Four-time Globes nominee Adams, meanwhile, appears poised to win her first Globe for her steely, sexy turn in "American Hustle." For months, it has been widely assumed that the Oscar actress slate would be comprised entirely from past winners — Blanchett, Bullock,