Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Hustle & Flow Lead Terrence Howard Nominated for Best Actor
photo by Alan Spearman
Terrence Howard, who plays DJay, the middle age pimp with a heart in Hustle & Flow was nominated today for best performance by an actor in a leading role. The other nominees he'll be up against are Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote; Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain; Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line; and David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck.
Film gossip dame Anne Thompson from The Hollywood Reporter wrote on Dec 19th on her blog that, "Apparently, last year the Sundance jury almost gave the Best Actor prize to Terrence Howard for Hustle & Flow, but decided that the dramatic audience award winner was so big that they should give another smaller film some much-needed attention." She adds that, "Howard has been scrapping his way into the Actor race, because the movie was marketed as an MTV hip-hop movie, starring him as a pimp, and never crossed over to the art house crowd."