The Academy Awards are known for their wild snubs and for giving their awards to people that often leave fans confused and questioning if they deserved to win. The organization has been criticized by James Cameron and many more celebrities due to various reasons. One of the instances is the case of Andrew Garfield for the Best Supporting Actor in The Social Network which helped him establish himself in Hollywood. According to several reports, The Academy Awards are looking into why the actor didn’t win the award for his performance in the film.
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Andrew Garfield’s Performance in The Social Network
Andrew Garfield played the role of Eduardo Saverin, one of the co-founders of Facebook. Eduardo Saverin’s role was played with ease by Andrew Garfield and he portrayed the complexity and nuance with ease. The way he delivered his dialogues and showcased his vulnerability and frustration with his partners, as well as his intelligence and decisiveness added to the realism of the film and the viewers forgot if they were watching a film or the real incident happening in front of their very eyes.
Andrew Garfield’s performance in The Social Network was praised by the critics as they believe that he lived the character which aided in enhancing the plot and fabricating a sense of realism. Everyone praised his role in the movie, and his performance silenced the haters who were questioning his worth as an actor in Hollywood.
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Why Did The Academy Awards Decide to Initiate a Review?
The Academy Awards are conducting a review of the awards they have given over the years. Even though they have snubbed numerous awards over the years but in 2023 the institution received loads of criticism after Andrea Riseborough’s Best Actress nomination, and released a statement regarding the review. Here’s the Academy Awards’ full statement:
“It is the Academy’s goal to ensure that the Awards competition is conducted in a fair and ethical manner, and we are committed to ensuring an inclusive awards process. We are conducting a review of the campaign procedures around this year’s nominees, to ensure that no guidelines were violated, and to inform us whether changes to the guidelines may be needed in a new era of social media and digital communication. We have confidence in the integrity of our nomination and voting procedures, and support genuine grassroots campaigns for outstanding performances.”
The Academy Awards revealed that the review was done to ensure that the nominations have not violated the rules, but it sparked controversy as several celebrities launched a grassroots-level investigation against Andrea Riseborough’s nomination.
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How Did The Fans React to the Investigation?
The fans have gone to social media to express their views on this decision by The Academy Awards and are coming up with their own versions of the wildest snubs in the history of the Academy Awards.
This was insane. Movie of the decade and without his performance it doesn't work at all.
— Jon Sternfeld (@JonSternfeld) January 27, 2023
Another fan believes that Andrew Garfield was robbed of the Academy Award.
Yeah, that was a mistake not nominate him for that epic performance
— pAbLo CoRtEs (@jpab666) January 28, 2023
BSL comes up with their idea of the biggest snub in the history of the Academy Awards.
The Academy is reportedly looking into why Jim Carrey did not secure a Best Actor nomination for The Truman Show.
The issue will also likely be raised at the board of governors meeting this Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/JJYSFhUvtI
— BSL 🎄 (@bigscreenleaks) January 27, 2023
A fan believes that Shrek 2 was robbed of its Academy Award.
The Academy is reportedly looking into why Shrek 2 failed to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
The issue will also likely be raised at the board of governors meeting this Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/d1wFEaAcZK
— Chris Richmond (@ChrisRichmond__) January 28, 2023
All jokes aside, many people would be intrigued to see if any of the previous winners of the award would be changed or not, because every year a number of nominations, and winners are seen in the ceremony which questions the authenticity of the ceremony; while numerous celebrities have slammed the organization handing out their awards to projects which have been well marketed.
The 95th Academy Awards ceremony will be held on 12th March 2023.