Andrew Garfield is one of the most promising actors in the Hollywood industry. The star has won the appreciation of viewers with some of his iconic roles. He became worldwide famous with his role as Spider-man after actor Tobey Maguire hung the spider suit for good. Garfield’s dynamic performances over the past years have earned him two Oscar award nominations to date.
The Amazing Spider-Man star received an Academy Award nomination for his role in Tick, Tick … Boom! in 2021 and Hacksaw Ridge in 2017.
Andrew Garfield got an Oscar nomination for a box office bomb film
Andrew Garfield played the role of Jonathan Larson, an iconic composer, lyricist, and playwright. It was a semi-autobiographical story about Larson, who wrote the musical, Tick, Tick … Boom! to earn fame in the theatre industry. The film was a feature directorial debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The movie had a limited theatrical release and started streaming on OTT in November 2021. Tick, Tick … Boom! was widely appreciated, however, it failed to perform at the box office. Made with a budget of $55 million, the film’s box office collection was only $115,585.
It received great acclaim for Andrew Garfield’s performance, film’s editing, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s superb direction. Garfield earned several awards for the film, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. The star also earned a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He was nominated alongside Will Smith (King Richard), Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog), and Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth).
Andrew Garfield was a nervous wreck on the morning of Oscar nomination announcement
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor shared his feelings on hearing the name of the Oscar-nominated actors. He shared about being highly excited and grateful for the nomination. Garfield shared,
“I’ve never done that before, I’ve never set an alarm and waited for the thing to happen, and I did this morning, and it was really stressful. It was very, very nerve-racking, and a lovely wake-up for sure. I was just kind of like, laying in bed and pitch black and trying to be quiet for the neighbors and that. It was cool to see a bunch of my friends getting nominated and films that I love, and then, of course, there was a moment where they said my name for the thing, and that obviously kind of created a howl in my soul and my friends and my family. We’re all very, very excited, very, very happy, very, very grateful — mostly just grateful that maybe this is an indication that I get to keep on making things that I like to make and acting and telling stories.”
Tick, Tick… Boom! is available for streaming on Netflix.
Source- The Hollywood Reporter